MAJOR, RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War how many Crimean and Mutiny men have applied for the special pension; how many have received it; how many have applied from workhouses; and, if 386 only 100 are granted yearly, how long the last man applying will have to wait?
§ SIR J. LENG (Dundee)
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, having regard to the rapidly diminishing numbers of Crimean and Indian Mutiny veterans, it can be arranged to grant special pensions to all such as are certified to be well-conducted and deserving men in need of assistance, even if not absolutely destitute.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY OF THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. WOODALL,) Hanley
The Secretary of State is in communication with the Treasury on this subject, and he hopes, in making his statement on the introduction of the Army Estimates, to be able to announce to the House the decision arrived at.