HC Deb 06 February 1900 vol 78 cc711-2
MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that Irish Army pensioners and others, who have served over twenty years in the Army, the greater portion of which has been active service in Persia, India, China, and the Crimea, are now in many instances inmates of Irish workhouses, supported at the expense of the public rates, as also supported by public charity in such institutions as the "Little Sisters of the Poor"; whether Her Majesty's Government can see their way, by legislation or otherwise, to increase the pension of Crimean veterans and others beyond the sum of eightpence a day; and whether this question has been considered; and, if so, with what result.


If the hon. Member will send me the particulars of any case which has come to his notice I will cause* inquiry to be made.


The hon. Gentleman last October told the House the whole matter was under consideration.