HC Deb 28 October 1884 vol 293 c350

asked the Under Secretary of State for War, If, in accordance with his promise of 8th May 1884, he has submitted the case of Sergeant Instructor Lyne to the Admiralty; if he is aware that Sergeant Instructor Lyne has not received the additional pension to which he is entitled; and, what is the reason of this delay?


Yes, Sir; the case of this Sergeant Instructor was submitted to the Admiralty. I am informed from that Office that the increase of pension will be made as soon as the necessary Order in Council has been obtained. I am also informed by that Department that many points have arisen in connection with the award of pensions to non-commissioned officers in Marines serving in the Auxiliary Forces. Those points are in course of settlement, and an Order in Council will be obtained to sanction extra pensions being allowed.