Oral Answers to Questions — Russia. – in the House of Commons on 6th April 1922.
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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?
£5,000 a year since the date of the statutory grant after the battle of Trafalgar.
Why could not this pension now be commuted?
That is a totally different question.
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?
Surely my hon. Friend is quite competent to make the multiplication by the number of years since the Battle of Trafalgar.
Will the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Leader of the House consider whether this pension cannot now be commuted?
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