HC Deb 15 March 1894 vol 22 c304

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that the licensed victuallers and others at Pontefract, on whom the 3rd King's Dragoon Guards were billeted for some six to eight weeks during the labour dispute in the coal trade in the months of September and October, 1893, have as yet received no compensation in respect to the charges and expenses imposed upon and incurred by them; and whether he will direct that payment shall be made forthwith, and that it shall be at the same rate per man and horse as was made to those on whom cavalry soldiers were billeted during the same period at Wakefield and other Yorkshire towns?


The persons on whom troops were billeted at Pontefract can be paid at once up to the limit laid down in the Army Annual Act; but they claim higher payment, and correspondence is taking place with the Treasury on the question whether any additional payment can be made from public funds.