HC Deb 23 July 1894 vol 27 cc670-1
SIR J. LENG (Dundee)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is correctly stated by the Committee of Public Accounts that the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital have a capital of £79,000, mainly prize money, to which additions have been made from rent and other sources, and that no withdrawals excepting rent money have been made; and whether there is any objection to applying this sum to cases of indigent Crimean veterans who have applied for compassionate allowances?


As the whole question of the employment of the Chelsea Hospital property to the best advantage of old soldiers is at present being considered by a Committee, I should prefer not to make any statement on the subject until I have had the opportunity of considering their Report.