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asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether the daily 1834 rate of pension for Non-Commissioned Officers of the Royal Marines has yet been assimilated with that of Non-Commissioned Officers in the Army?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. RITCHIE)
The rate of pension of the non-commissioned officers of the Royal Marines has not been assimilated to that prevailing in the Army; but the difference is only small, and the Marines enjoy some advantages that are not open to the soldier. The present Government has not, however, had the opportunity of investigating the subject; but I can promise the hon. and gallant Gentleman that inquiry shall be made into the matter, with a desire on the part of the Government to do full justice to the claims of so gallant and distinguished a corps.