§ CAPTAIN PRICE
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, How many Seamen and Marines became eligible for the Greenwich Hospital Age Pensions under Orders in Council during the last twelve months, and how many of these have received them?
§ SIR THOMAS BRASSEY (for Mr. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN)
, in reply, said, that under the Order in Council of the 29th of June, 1878, the number of Greenwich age pensions was fixed at 7,500. The list was completed as vacancies occur. In the year ending March 31 last, 467 men had received pensions. At the same date 840 men had passed the qualifying ago of 55 years; but many were ineligible for a pension which was regarded as a charity, because they were able to support themselves.