HC Deb 09 March 1897 vol 47 cc285-6

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the practicability of associating the Crimean and Indian Mutiny veterans with the celebrations in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by selecting a detachment to form a guard to the children's stand in Hyde Park, or elsewhere, providing cacti man with a suitable uniform, and giving each a moderate gratuity on the day of the celebration?


The suggestion in the hon. Member's Question will, with many others, be considered; but the selection of men to form such a detachment would present great difficulties, and it is impossible at this stage to give any undertaking in the matter.