HC Deb 18 February 1881 vol 258 cc1233-4

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty, Whether his attention has been called to the small number of Greenwich Pensions allotted to Engineer officers in the Navy; and if the Admiralty propose to make any alteration?


Sir, the claims of Engineer officers to Greenwich pensions have been carefully considered, and it has boon thought equitable to increase the number allotted to that branch of the Service. A Memorial has been submitted for Her Majesty's approval, increasing the number of pensions for Engineers by one pension of £80 a-year and eight pensions of £50 a-year. The total number of Greenwich pensions available for Engineers will be raised, under the new Regulations, from eight to 17.