§ 77. Sir E. Errington
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many naval holders of the Victoria Cross there are; how many are drawing the basic minimum annuity of £10; how many are drawing the conditional increase of annuity up to £75; and the total annual aggregate of money drawn by both categories.
§ Mr. R. Allan
There are 29 naval holders of the Victoria Cross now living. Three ratings and one Royal Marine receive the £10 annuities, but these are increased by additions under the pensions increase schemes where applicable; and sixpence a day is added to the Service pension of the one pensioner rating whose144W award was made after 3rd September, 1939. No holders are drawing the conditional increase of annuity up to £75.
The total annual sum involved is £70.