HC Deb 23 July 1896 vol 43 c473
MR. JASPER TULLY (Leitrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office, whether further inquiries have been made by the Chelsea Commissioners into the case of Thomas Bryson, a pensioner, residing at Newtowngore, county Leitrim, who is bedridden owing to diseases which he contracted as an engineer on active service; and, whether it is intended to increase the small allowance of 1s. per day of which he is at present in receipt?


Thomas Bryson served for less than six years in the Army. He was discharged in 1883 on account of chronic rheumatism incurred during his active service. At the time of his discharge he was granted a pension of 7d. a day, which was all his service entitled him to; but subsequently, in consideration of his helpless condition, the pension was raised to a shilling a day. The Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, having carefully considered all the evidence produced, are unable to recommend any further increase of pension.