HC Deb 22 July 1909 vol 8 c747W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that naval chaplains are being compulsorily placed on the retired list without any opportunity of being heard in their own defence; and whether he will give instructions to the proper authorities that no adverse report shall be sent to any bishop on the character of any naval chaplain until the accused person has had an opportunity of being heard in his own defence?


No chaplain is ever compulsorily placed on the Retired List without the circumstances of the case in all its bearings being fully investigated and carefully weighed by the Board of Admiralty, who are always prepared to give full consideration to any appeal.