§ SIR JOHN LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what number of compassionate pensions have been granted during the last three years to men who served in the Crimean and Indian Mutiny campaigns; how many men in receipt of such pensions have died during the same period; and what changes, if any, have been made during the last 12 months in the regulations under which these compassionate pensions are granted?
*THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. POWELL-WILLIAMS,) Birmingham, S.
During the last three years 1,539 special campaign 6 pensions have been granted, and 279 have lapsed by death. The conditions of grant have been altered during the last year, by including in the minimum of qualifying service a portion of that given under age and of that forfeited.