HC Deb 25 November 1909 vol 13 cc462-3W

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, whether he is aware that John Browne, Naval Reserve man, Wrex-ford, met with an accident on board His Majesty's ship "Ariadne" about two years ago, by which he lost an eye; that for one year he was allowed a Greenwich Hospital pension of £27; that the pension has since been reduced to £18 11s. 8d.; and whether, as the man is in a delicate state of health since the accident, the full pension will be restored?


The medical report upon which the reduced pension was assessed, showed that the man was in good health and physically able to support himself in a material degree. A reduction of the rate originally awarded was, in these cicumstances, required by the terms of the pension regulations, but the case will come up for reconsideration in ordinary course when the period for which the existing pension was awarded expires, namely, in June, 1910. This man is a Naval, not a Greenwich Hospital pensioner.