HC Deb 19 July 1898 vol 62 c299

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he can state the number of patients that pass through the convalescent home at Eastbourne during the year; and what allowance, if any, is granted to the soldier to enable him to supplement the capabilities of his home when allowed to go there for convalescence?


On the average of the last five years 68 patients have passed yearly through the convalescent home at Eastbourne. A soldier on sick furlough receives, in addition to his pay, a ration allowance of 6d. and a messing allowance of 3d. a day.