§ MR. T. B. CURRAN (Kilkenny)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the ease of John Minogue, Private No. 1009, Connaught Rangers, who, after seven and a-half years' service, was attacked by sunstroke while serving at Aden, and was sent to Netley Hospital, and afterwards to Kilkenny Lunatic Asylum; whether the sum of £16 19s., for maintenance in the asylum, was deducted from £30 12s. 7d. to which Private Minogue was entitled as deferred pay; whether an order will be made for payment of the amount of the deferred pay without deduction; and whether, as 1011 Private Minogue suffered permanent injury whilst in active service, some permanent pension will be awarded to him?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. Campbell-BANNERMAN,&c.) Stirling,
The estate of this discharged soldier, which includes his deferred pay, is, under the Statute, chargeable with his maintenance in the lunatic asylum. The account with him personally has not been finally adjusted; and it is believed that a balance will be payable to him. The Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital would consider an application made in the usual manner for an extension of the temporary pension granted to Minogue.