HC Deb 22 February 1898 vol 53 c1365
MR. W. ALLAN (Gateshead)

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the Secretary of State for War is prepared to amend the present rules and regulations relating to the grant of pensions to warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men, and to the widows and children of soldiers killed in action, or dying on active service, with a view of remedying the position of those who are now excluded by the rules of the War Department from a grant from the Exchequer in respect of services rendered to the country?


The pensions of warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men, as also of the widows and children of warrant officers, are already provided for by the Royal Warrant; and I am not aware in what direction the hon. Member wishes the regulations amended.


May I ask whether the Government had considered the possibility of making these weekly payments at police-stations all over the country?


I don't think that particular suggestion has been considered, but the whole matter is being considered with a view to the recommendations of the Committee being carried out if possible.