HC Deb 18 April 1882 vol 268 c876

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will inform the House what portion of the £1,760,500, asked for in Vote 23, Sub-Head 2, of Army Estimates, is required to pension men enlisted under the long service system, and what portion for men enlisted under the short service system?


In reply to the hon. and gallant Gentleman, I have to say that without analyzing at Chelsea the whole pension list of about 85,000 men, it would be impossible to give an exact answer to his Question. But, practically, almost the whole of the £1,760,000 goes to long service men. There are a few cases of wounded short service men who are entitled to permanent pensions, and of invalided short service men receiving temporary pensions; but the amount going to them is inconsiderable.