HC Deb 04 August 1887 vol 318 cc1157-8
DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

asked the Secretary of State for War, If he will state the numbers and remuneration of the Protestant chaplains, whether on the Establishment or otherwise, at Cork, and the approximate number of the Protestant soldiers attending their ministrations; and, the number and remuneration of the Catholic chaplain or chaplains at the same station, and the approximate number of Caholic soldiers there?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

Exclusive of the military prison at Cork there are at that station one Church of England commissioned chaplain, with 17s. 6d. a-day with allowances, and also one Presbyterian and one Wesleyan officiating clergyman, who are paid at capitation rates; the soldiers of their respective denominations are approximately, 577 Church of England, 506 Presbyterians, and 36 Wesleyans. There is one Catholic chaplain paid at capitation rate, and the Roman Catholic soldiers are approximately 155.