HC Deb 16 July 1896 vol 42 c1640

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether his attention has been called to the case of Henry Beatty, who, after a service of more than 13 years, six of which were spent in the East Indies, where he contracted fever and ague, and after a further period of service in the Army Reserve, was discharged with a good-conduct badge on the 7th January 1886, on a pension of 6d. a day, to become payable on his attaining the age of 50 years; whether Private Beatty has been certified to be still suffering from the effects of the diseases he contracted in the East Indies; and, if all this be so, whether the Secretary of State can make any further provision for Private Beatty?


The soldier referred to in the Question did not serve long enough to be entitled to a pension immediate or deferred, and the 6d. a day was for his pay while in the Reserve, and ceased in 1886. As Beatty was discharged on the termination of his period of engagement, and not on account of disability contracted while in the service, there is no regulation under which any further grant can be made to him.