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Consular Chaplaincies

Volume 221: debated on Thursday 30 July 1874

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Question

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, What stops Her Majesty's Government intend to take to give effect to the recommendations of the Select Committee on Consular Chaplaincies?

Sir, the Report of the Select Committee upon Consular Chaplaincies has only been received within the last few days. The recommendations of the Committee are under the consideration of the Secretary of State. No decision has as yet been arrived at with regard to the main recommendation of the Committee; and I would remind my noble Friend that the consent of the Treasury will be necessary before effect can be given to the decision of the Secretary of State.

Army—Medical Officers On The Gold Coast—Question

asked the Secretary of State for War, If it is true that the payment of the three junior Medical Officers attached to the three Regiments engaged on the recent expedition on the Gold Coast, is only to be at the rate of three shillings a-day extra, while the Medical Officers on the Staff and those in the Navy received respectively, the former double pay, the latter £1 extra?

, in reply, said, it was true that the medical officers attached to the regiments, whether senior or junior, received 3s. a-day extra, like the officers of the regiment itself. The medical officers received double pay while they were serving on shore. With respect to the payment of Medical Officers in the Navy, he had no information.