HC Deb 23 March 1891 vol 351 c1670

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he will lay upon the Table of the House a copy of the affidavits filed by a retired officer of the Royal Engineers in the Court of Queen's Bench, and in which a rule nisi for mandamus v. Secretary of State for War was obtained, 15th November, 1890; and whether he intends to give effect to the official recommendations of the Commander in Chief and Attorney General to make a payment to this officer, and thus end this protracted litigation?

*THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH,) Strand, Westminster

I can only refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Secretary of State for War, on the 28th November last, to an almost precisely similar question. To that answer I have nothing to add.