§ SIR CARNE RASCH (Essex, Chelmsford)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the fact that in certain cases—similar to that of Mr. Fife, 21st September, 1903—Admiralty pensions are not given to applicants over sixty-five, with war service and in bad circumstances; and, if so, will he state what action he proposes to take in the matter.
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. ARTHUR LEE,) Hampshire, Fareham
The Admiralty have had the case of this man under their consideration, but in view of the bad reports which have been received of his conduct, they consider that this is not a case where a special pension should be awarded. There are no applicants of sixty-five years old and more in receipt of a war medal, and who fulfil the conditions as to character and necessitous circumstances, who have not been granted a special pension.