§ MR. A. K. LOYD (Berks, Abingdon)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether there is any foundation for the belief, widely prevalent in the villages, that Army Pensioners who served in the Crimea or the Indian Mutiny have now become entitled to a further pension or allowance; if so, to what authority application should be made on behalf of such pensioners for such further benefits?
§ * THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The only persons eligible for special campaign pensions are discharged soldiers who took part in the campaigns, who have not less than ten years' service, and are in necessitous circumstances, and are not in receipt of pension. As regards the last qualification, exception is made in favour of men who came at the age of 50 into small deferred pensions of 4d. or 6d. a day. The Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital are the authority for the grant of pensions.