HC Deb 10 February 1908 vol 183 c1398
MR. A. ALLEN (Christchurch)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, whether his attention has been called to cases of naval pensioners who, when they enlisted in the Royal Navy, were under the impression that at the ago of fifty-five they would receive a supplemental Greenwich pension of 5d. a day, but are still without that pension, though in some cases they have passed the age of sixty-five and are incapable of supporting themselves; and, if so, whether he can hold out any hope that such men will receive the pension at an early date.


Among the large number of men eligible for Greenwich Hospital age pensions there are some known to be over sixty-five years of age. As the available funds do not permit of pensions being awarded to all candidates, it is necessary to fill the vacancies as they occur by selection from among the oldest and most necessitous. Very few men over sixty-five are not receiving Greenwich pensions unless they are in receipt of substantial naval pensions.