§ SIR JOHN HAY
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to propose a grant of money as a gratuity, in lieu of prize money, to Her Majesty's Naval, Military, and Indian Forces lately employed in Egypt, as was done in the case of the Forces employed at Algiers (1816), Navarino (1827), and Acre (1840)?
also asked whether the attention of the Government has been called to the precedents of the grants after the Abyssinian War of some months' batta to the troops engaged, and of the grant after the Ashantee War of a month's pay to the Seamen of the Royal Navy who took part in the War?
Yes, Sir; these Questions relate to a matter of very considerable importance in which four Departments are concerned, and therefore the case is a very complicated one. Three of these Departments are in communication with the Treasury upon the subject, and I will communicate the result as soon as they let me know.