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Army Chaplains—Compensation

Volume 229: debated on Monday 12 June 1876

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Question

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he is prepared to recommend that compensation should be made to Army Chaplains compelled to retire under the age clause of the Warrant 1st April 1875, similar to that made to Medical Officers retiring under similar circumstances under the Warrant of 1st May 1876?

in reply, said, he had made a recommendation upon the matter referred to to the Treasury, but he must dispute the statement in the Question that the circumstances under which the chaplains retired were the same as in the case of the medical officers. The conditions under which the chaplains held their offices were different from those under which the medical officers held theirs, and therefore he could not make a similar recommendation.