Earl Nelson (Pension).

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia. – in the House of Commons on 6th April 1922.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Waterson Mr Alfred Waterson , Kettering

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the entire amount paid up to date in the shape of pension to Earl Nelson and his successors under the Statute of George III, c. 146?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

£5,000 a year since the date of the statutory grant after the battle of Trafalgar.

Photo of Mr James Hogge Mr James Hogge , Edinburgh East

Why could not this pension now be commuted?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

That is a totally different question.

Photo of Mr Alfred Waterson Mr Alfred Waterson , Kettering

Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware of the reply that was elicited last week, and will he give a reply to the question which I have now put on the Order Paper, as to what is the total amount that has been paid since its inception?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

Surely my hon. Friend is quite competent to make the multiplication by the number of years since the Battle of Trafalgar.

Photo of Mr James Hogge Mr James Hogge , Edinburgh East

Will the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Leader of the House consider whether this pension cannot now be commuted?