§ MR. JOYCE (Limerick)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if his attention has been called to the case of Naval Pensioner John Lawlor, O.F. No. 1074, who has served in the Crimea, India, and China on board the "Sanspareil, "and when paid off spent twenty years in the Royal Naval Reserve, and has 1s. per day; and, if so, whether, in view of this man's age and circumstances, the Lords of the Admiralty can grant him a small increase in his pension.
(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) The man referred to had under four years service in the Navy. He received a pension of 1s. a day in 1883; in the year, 1899 it was continued for life. Since that date no application for any increase has been received from him. In view of his age, however, the question of increasing his present pension from the special funds of Greenwich Hospital to 1s. 3d. a day the maximum provided under the regulations for men of his class, is now under the consideration of the Admiralty.