§ Mr. HUNT
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state for what reasons are the special pensions given to retired naval officers as specified under Vote 14, Table A, page 170, Navy Estimates, 1910–11; and whether he will publish the names of these officers as in the case of the pensions for good and meritorious services as given on the following page?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The special pensions referred to are naval pensions which exist for the purpose of affording some relief to such retired officers as, in the opinion of the Admiralty, may be most deserving. The names of the recipients of pensions for good and meritorious services are inserted in the Estimates with the view of giving prominence to the names of officers who have rendered signal service to the State, but as the pensions to retired officers are granted on a different basis, no reason is seen for similarly publishing the names of the seventy-three recipients. The names of both classes of officers appear on pages 736 and 738 of the quarterly Navy List.