HC Deb 12 March 1891 vol 351 c753
MR. LENG (Dundee)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to a published statement that the Army Prize Money and Legacy Funds for the year ending 31st March, 1890, amounted to £103,147; that out of this sum only £14 14s. was paid on account of prize shares to soldiers and their representatives, the cost of distributing which was £299 5s.; and whether, seeing that the claims on these funds are so small, he will consider whether the interest upon them could be beneficially applied to distressed Crimean veterans not in receipt of pensions who are now in danger of becoming paupers?


I can only say at present that the question is under consideration whether any portion of this money can be devoted to the purpose mentioned by the hon. Member.