HC Deb 23 March 1855 vol 137 c982

had to ask the Secretary for War, whether the remainder of the 6l. bounty promised to all militia recruits (on their enrolment) will be paid to those men who have lately been discharged, as married men with large families.


replied, that the bounty of 6l. given to militiamen was given in consideration of a service of five years, and was paid in instalments, spread over five years; of course, when they were discharged before that time, they would not receive any balance or bounty which might otherwise accrue from the time of their discharge.