HC Deb 09 December 1890 vol 349 cc749-50

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to a letter in the London Times, of 7th January, 1890, headed "Royal Warrants," and signed "D. Jamieson, Pensioner, Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant," complaining of Royal Warrants being interpreted to his disadvantage and also to the disadvantage of soldiers by the War Office; and whether the statements are well founded; and, if so, whether he will take any steps to rectify the grievances therein complained of?


This man could have been pensioned either under the Warrant of 1878 or under that of 1881. Under the former he would have been entitled to a pension of 2s. 6d. a day; under the latter he has been granted 2s. 9½d. He cannot have the advantage of both Warrants conjointly, as he suggests, in order to increase his pension still further. I may add that his case has been repeatedly under the consideration of the War Office and of the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital.