§ 85. Mr. FALLE
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if the average pensions of chief officers of Coastguard have decreased more than 25 per cent. in the last twenty-five years; and, if so, whether he will appoint a Committee to inquire into the causes of this reduction and consider the claims of these officers?
I have nothing to add to the reply given to the Noble Lord the Member for Portsmouth on the 16th instant. The Admiralty cannot adopt the suggestion contained in the latter part of the question.