HC Deb 16 March 1897 vol 47 c752

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the recent Return of discharged soldiers chargeable on the poor rates of the United kingdom, showing that in May 1896 there were 1,464 pensioners in receipt of relief, was accompanied by any explanations of the reasons why such pensioners had become inmates of workhouses or in receipt of outdoor relief; and, if so, whether such explanations can be communicated to the House?


In no case were the reasons for Army Pensioners being in unions or in receipt of relief stated in the returns made to the War Office.