§ SIR JOHN HAY
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is intended to make any payment, as extra pay or gratuity or war batta, to the troops engaged in the recent operations in the Eastern Soudan; and, if so, when the Estimate for the purpose will be submitted to the House?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
The gratuity has already been issued to the troops employed in the operations around Suakin. I cannot yet state whether a Supplementary Estimate will be required for this and other extraordinary expenditure arising from the state of affairs in Egypt and the Soudan.