HC Deb 28 July 1891 vol 356 c560

May I ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is prepared to make any further statement with regard to the proposed allowance to the Crimean veterans; and whether it will be necessary to make any application to the House, by way of Supplementary Estimate or otherwise?


It is not necessary to take any action in the House on the subject. The proposal will only deal with a limited number of cases, and it will be desirable that any very strong cases should be sent to the War Office for consideration. I have it in contemplation to call on the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital to act as umpires in the matter, in preference to deciding on the cases myself.