§ MR. WINN
asked the Secretary of State for War, Why the Capitation Grant due to the Volunteers for 1870 has not been paid to some Corps, although the Returns were sent in December last, and the military year ended on the 1st of April; and, whether the Government are aware that considerable dissatisfaction exists in consequence of such delay of payment?
§ MR. CARDWELL
Sir, there are 1,276 Volunteer corps. 750 claims for capitation allowance for the current year 1871–2 have been paid; 240 claims are 1985 in course of payment, and will be paid within the next eight days. The remainder—286 corps—of the claims will be paid on receipt of the necessary forms of application.