Oral Answers to Questions — Earl Nelson (Pension).

– in the House of Commons on 30th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Waterson Mr Alfred Waterson , Kettering

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the present Earl Nelson receives a gratuity or pension; if so, which; and, if the latter, what amount per annum and the total amount he has duly received up to date?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

Under Geo. Ill, c. 146, a statutory pension of £5,000 per annum was granted to Earl Nelson and to his heirs, etc., in succession to whom the title of Earl Nelson should descend. The present Earl succeeded to the title on 26th February, 1913, and the amount paid to him to date is £44,291 13s. 4d.

Photo of Mr Alfred Waterson Mr Alfred Waterson , Kettering

Is it the intention of my right hon. Friend, during the next Budget Debate, to dispense with these perpetual pensions? [HON. MEMBERS: "No!"]