HC Deb 11 April 1893 vol 11 c14

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will make arrangements to raise the minimum allowance granted to Presbyterian acting chaplains to 10s. per diem, this being the minimum sum paid to Episcopalian acting chaplains?


The allowances granted to acting chaplains are not regulated by the denomination to which the chaplains belong; but are in lieu of, and usually in excess of, the rates they would receive if paid by a capitation rate, which is the usual way of remunerating such service. When 10s. a day is given to acting chaplains, whether of the Episcopalian or any other Church, it is given for strictly temporary duty, and where the number of troops of the denomination is considerable.