HC Deb 19 March 1869 vol 194 c1789

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War. If it be not true that the late Paymaster of the 3rd West India Regiment absconded in December, 1866, and that previous to his absconding he forwarded cheques to Officers on outpost duty for the payment of their men, which cheques were dishonoured on being presented, and that the Officers who received these cheques were compelled to pay the men out of their own private resources; and, whether the money so paid has since been refunded to those Officers; and, if not, what are the intentions of the War Office as to its repayment?


replied that the case was still under examination, and if the officers had done all that they ought to do they would of course be repaid.