HC Deb 13 November 1917 vol 99 c230W

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty how many Grants of sites or money have been made by the Admiralty to religious bodies or social institutions between 4th August, 1914, and 4th August, 1917?


Between the dates mentioned, 123 Grants were made by the Admiralty to social institutions, amounting in all to £2,517 10s. Seven Grants were made to religious bodies, amounting in all to £177 15s. 7d. Sixteen sites were granted to social institutions, and ten to religious bodies. These figures are exclusive of any facilities which may have been accorded locally under the authority of senior naval officers.


asked the Secretary to the Admiralty on whose recommendation a Grant of £15 per annum was made to the funds of St. John's Church, Great Yarmouth; and whether the use of the church by men of the Naval Air Service entails any extra expense on the clergy and churchwardens of the church?


The Grant was made on the recommendation of the local senior naval officer. Extra expense in the way of heating and cleaning is no doubt caused, as there is a special service held every Sunday morning for officers and men.