HC Deb 23 March 1900 vol 81 cc175-6

I beg again to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office what is the cause of the delay in paying the bounty to which the men of the South Cork Militia (3rd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers), recently called out for special service and since discharged, are entitled in respect of such service; and when the bounty will be paid.


I apologise for the delay in answering this question. The cause of the delay in the payment has been that, on the regiment proceeding abroad, all the regimental records accompanied it, and the addresses of the men who were then dismissed to their homes from Dover were not known to the officer by whom the bounties in question are payable. The addresses in some cases are being ascertained from other sources, and as fast as they become known, the payments are made. All unpaid men should apply to Station Paymaster, Tralee.


Has the hon. Gentleman any explanation of the delay in answering the question?


Search was, I believe, being made in order to find out if the regimental records had been left behind, but it appeared they had gone on with the regiment.