§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War when the soldier will be allowed to dispose of his time-worn clothing on discharge, and when the increase of the number of special pensions for Crimean and Mutiny veterans will be carried out, as proposed in the Army Estimate statement?
§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL - BANNERMAN,) Stilling, & c.
When the arrangements now proposed are finally approved, the clothing in question supplied from and after January 1 last will become the property of the soldier. As regards the special pensions, the extent to which the increase can be carried has not yet been finally settled.