HC Deb 25 January 1956 vol 548 cc34-5W
84. Wing Commander Bullus

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the establishment for naval chaplains, full-time and part-time; and the totals at present so employed.

Mr. Ward

The Royal Navy's requirements are met by the employment of one full-time chaplain for each 850 officers and men. 151 appointments are necessary for this purpose at present and all of them are filled. In addition, 150 appointments exist, at stations at home and abroad where full-time chaplains are not available, for ministers of religion who officiate as required. These appointments are also filled.