HC Deb 09 April 1875 vol 223 c606

asked the Paymaster General, If, in Vote 24, Army Estimates, for 1875–6, the first name on the Superannuation List is that of an officer who died in February, 1874?


Yes, Sir, it is so. I may say that the Army Estimates are prepared in the War Office, and not in the Paymaster General's Office, but to save trouble I have made the necessary inquiries. The facts are these—Major Adams's pension was granted after the Estimates for 1874–5, Vote 24, were prepared, and, therefore, could not appear therein. But as the Act requires that the names of all persons granted superannuations shall be laid before the House, it was necessary to include the name and pension in the Estimates for 1875–6; and as Major Adams died a few days after being placed on the Pension List, the amount is included in the £8,808 8s. 6d. deducted from the Vote for allowances which have ceased since the date of the last Estimate. It is, in fact, a mere record of the Grant.