HC Deb 27 April 1855 vol 137 c1869

said, he would now beg to ask the hon. Under Secretary at War whether it was the intention of Her Majesty's Government to give any compensation to those officers whose horses—provided at their own expense—had been destroyed by the labour they had been subjected to in bringing up from Balaklava to the camp clothing, medical comforts, and provisions for the soldiers; whether any compensation would be given to those officers whose horses were left behind at Varna when the army embarked from thence for the Crimea?


said, that under the regulations now in force an officer, whose horse was lost whilst in course of being used for public purposes, was entitled to compensation. Whether compensation would be given under the circumstances specified would, of course, depend upon the nature of the case in which the claim was made, and no individual case had been yet brought to his knowledge.