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Greenwich Hospital Act 1865

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Pensions, Gratuities, and Allowances

Power to order new Pensions, &c.

5It shall be lawful for Her Majesty in Council from Time to Time, by Order in Council, to appoint such Pensions as seem fit to Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and Men of the Royal Navy and Marines, and Seamen of the Merchant Service for the Time being entitled to the Benefits of Greenwich Hospital, to be enjoyed by them so long only as they are not on the Establishment or Inmates of Greenwich Hospital, but in addition to any Half Pay, Pension, or other Allowance coming to them otherwise than under any such Order in Council,—and to prescribe the Conditions on which such Pensions are to be held,—and to appoint such Gratuities as seem fit to Widows of Non-commissioned Officers and Men of the Royal Navy and Marines killed or drowned in the Service of the Crown,

Power to grant Allowances to present Inmates.

6The Admiralty may from Time to Time appoint to any Non-commissioned Officers and Men of the Royal Navy and Marines who were on the Sixth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and sixty-five Inmates of Greenwich Hospital, and who being Inmates thereof after the Commencement of this Act are willing to cease to be Inmates thereof, such Allowances as seem fit, not exceeding the Rates of Money Allowance of which, on the Sixth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, they were in receipt as Inmates of the Hospital, to be enjoyed by them respectively in addition to any Pensions appointed to them under any such Order in Council.

Name of Pensions, &c.

7Pensions and Gratuities under any such Order in Council and such Allowances shall be distinguished as Greenwich Hospital Pensions, Gratuities, and Allowances (as the Case may be); and the Pensions now known as Greenwich Out Pensions shall be called Naval Pensions.

Assignments, &c. void.

8Any Assignment, Sale, or Contract of or relating to any Greenwich Hospital Pension, Gratuity, or Allowance, other than such as may be made or entered into under the Authority of and in conformity with any Order in Council under this Act, shall be void.

Pensions, &c. to be voted.

9Greenwich, Hospital Pensions, Gratuities, and Allowances shall be in the first instance defrayed out of Money to be provided by Parliament for that Purpose.

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