§ MR. HOOPER (Cork, S.E.)
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether a sum of £10 was awarded by the Killarney Board of Guardians to a number of men of the Lancaster Regiment, for their exertions in extinguishing a fire on the workhouse premises; and, whether this sure has been yet handed over to anyone on behalf of the regiment; and, if so, what steps, if any, have been taken to distribute the money?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, WAR DEPARTMENT (Mr. BRODRICK) (Surrey, Guildford)
(who replied) said: The gratuity has been received by the officer commanding on behalf of the detachment employed at the fire. A portion has been applied to making good the damage to the men's clothing, and the balance is in course of distribution among the men concerned.
§ MR. EDWARD HARRINGTON (Kerry, W.)
Might I ask the Parliamentary Under Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant, whether this expenditure of £10 by the Killarney Board of Guardians out of the rates is not an illegal expenditure, and should be surcharged; and, whether the proper parties to reward the men of the Lancaster Regiment would not be the Insurance Companies concerned?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
said, he could not now answer that Question.