§ MAJOR O'BEIRNE
asked the Secretary of State for War, If it is possible to devise a more effectual method of publication than the present one, in order to make known to the relatives of deceased soldiers the balances they are entitled to receive?
§ COLONEL STANLEY
The list of unclaimed balances belonging to deceased soldiers was formerly advertised in The London Gazette, The Standard, The Irish Times, and other papers; but in consequence of the expense involved—£93 odd—in one publication, it was decided to publish a list in The London Gazette only. I am not certain, at the present moment, what better mode can be adopted for making known to the relatives of 1007 deceased soldiers the balances they are entitled to; but I am inclined to think that if the brigade depôts were made more generally the centres of information respecting men, some advantage might be secured.