§ 58. Sir B. FALLE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty who decides, and how a decision is arrived at, that the reason given for commutation of pension is to the distinct and permanent advantage of the applicant?
Applications for commutation of naval pensions are considered by the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, who make recommendations to the Admiralty on the facts before them. The decision is then given by the Admiralty.
I said it was first considered by the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital who made representations to the Admiralty. It is then dealt with by the appropriate Department at the Admiralty.