§ MR. LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether there is any fund under the control of the War Department from which contributions might be made, in extremely necessitous cases, to sick and infirm veterans who served in the Crimean War, but who are not in the receipt of pensions?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
No, Sir; I regret to say there is no such fund. Our power of giving pensions is limited to those who have earned them by length of service, or who have suffered from wounds in action or climatic disease.