HC Deb 10 June 1887 vol 315 cc1587-8
MR. H. S. WRIGHT (Nottingham, S.)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will consider the propriety of signalising Her Majesty's Jubilee Year, in regard to the Army, by recommending a slight increase, during the remainder of their lives, in the pensions of those old soldiers who took part in either or both of the two great wars of Her Majesty's reign—namely, the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

No, Sir; I am unable to recommend that an increased charge for pensions should be created in honour of Her Majesty's Jubilee.