§ MR. BRAMSDON (Portsmouth)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he will say how many men are now eligible to become Greenwich Age Pensioners, and how many actually receive these pensions; what is the annual amount set apart from Greenwich Hospital funds for the purpose of paying these age pensions, and how much would be required annually if all eligible men were actually provided for; and will he 1281 give similar information with reference to the years 1891 and 1895.
§ *THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. EDMUND ROBERTSON, Dundee)
The provision of pensions for all men eligible would involve an expenditure for the present year of £128,000.
1891. 1895. 1906. Number of men eligible for Greenwich Hospital age pensions 10,300 10,250 12,630* *(Approximate numbers.) Number in receipt of pension 7,500 10,000 9,050 Amount set apart from Greenwich Hospital £ £ £ Funds 79,800 100,000 100,900