§ MR. MAURICE HEALY
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, with reference to the ease of P. Barry, leading stoker of H.M.S Hibernia, who was shot dead by a Maltese, at Malta, on 4th February, 1892, whether it is a rule in the Royal Navy that a sailor while with his ship away from England is deemed to be on duty at all times, even though temporarily away from his ship on leave; and whether anything can be done for Barry's widow and orphans in view of the circumstances under which he lost his life?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. E. ROBERTSON,) Dundee
A sailor away from his ship on leave is not considered to be on duty. Under the Regulations, the widow is not entitled to assistance, in the circumstance that he was not on duty. The orphans are eligible for selection for maintenance in 1473 schools at the expense of Greenwich Hospital. Instructions have been sent to the widow to state the ages of the children in order that their eases may be considered.