HC Deb 06 May 1886 vol 305 c364
MR. JAMES HUTTON (Manchester, N.)

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, The grounds upon which the Admiralty refuse to pay to Samuel Barber, Naval Pensioner, residing in Manchester, the full pension to which he is entitled according to Regulation, No. 121, of June 1853, having served sixteen years in the Navy, and having been discharged in consequence of injury received while on duty, and also holding two good conduct medals?


Sir, Samuel Barber voluntarily left the Service in 1864, after 10 years' time had been completed, and before he became entitled to any pension. Having remained out of the Service for more than five years Barber could not count his former time; and on re-entry therefore, in 1869, he commenced a new career. Having been invalided in 1875, after a service of nearly six years, he received the utmost pension that the Regulations empower us to grant from Naval Funds. Being unable to work, this pension was supplemented from Greenwich Hospital Funds, and for the last nine years he has received a pension from that source.