HC Deb 24 March 1896 vol 39 cc55-6

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether, having regard to the present very general assent to the principle of making some provision for old age pensions, Her Majesty's Government will consider the advisability of immediately assigning a pension to all the remaining Crimean veterans who are not already in receipt of pensions?


The Secretary of State does not at present see his way to the great increase of expenditure from Army Votes which would be involved by any serious departure from the restrictions which now govern the grant of "Campaign" pensions.