HC Deb 08 July 1889 vol 337 c1674
MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, with regard to the case of Andrew Robertson, new of Girvan, N.B., late acting paymaster sergeant Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was formerly awarded by the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital a pension of 2s. 3d. per day, and which pension has since been reduced by the War Office to 2s. 0½d. per day, if he will state on what grounds and under what authority this pension has been so reduced?

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

The Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital granted Andrew Robertson a pension which the Exchequer and Audit Department pointed out was in excess of the sum allowed for his service by the Royal Warrant, and the Commissioners thereupon reduced the pension to the authorized amount.