HC Deb 23 August 1895 vol 36 c671

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether a Treasury Minute has been issued recently modifying the conditions under which compassionate allowances are given to soldiers who served in the Crimean and Indian Mutiny campaigns; and, if so, will he state its purport?


No Treasury Minute has been issued on this subject, but it has recently been arranged between the Treasury and the War Office that all qualified candidates who are 65 years of age, or who, being under 65 years of age, are certified by an Army medical officer on the active list to be totally incapacitated by permanent bodily infirmity for earning a livelihood, should at once be granted special campaign pensions.