HC Deb 10 July 1890 vol 346 c1310

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the superannuation allowance proposed in the Vote in the name of Mr. Edward Barnard for £14?0 includes any added number of years for "special age at the time he joined, and for special technical knowledge and experience;" whether Mr. Barnard joined on the understanding that he should receive the benefit of the 20th article of the 1859 Act, and whether the War Department have decided his claim to he a fair one; and whether he will state the reasons why, if so, his claim has been refused?


No years have been added under the provisional clause, because the Treasury are unable to admit that any promise was made under due authority at the time Mr. Barnard entered the Service.