MR. O'KEEFFE (Limerick)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he would consider the application of Harry Fudge for a pension from the Merchant Seamen's Fund on Greenwich Hospital, or allow the sum contributed by him on Register Ticket 114,449 to be transferred to the Post Office Deferred Annuities, so that he may now obtain an equivalent for the outlay on his part?
§ MR. MUNDELLA
The Board of Trade have received no application for a pension from Harry Fudge; but I shall be happy to consider it when made. I may, however, say that there is no record since 1851 of any contributions having been paid to the Merchant Seamen's Fund by a seaman of that name. I am also informed by the Registrar General of Seamen that the Mariner's Register Ticket No. 114,449 bears quite a different name.