§ MR. MAURICE HEALY (Cork)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Timothy Counihan, who served thirty years in the Third Brigade, South Irish Division, Royal Artillery (Militia), and was then (in the year 1887) discharged as an invalid six months before his engagement terminated, after having received five good conduct badges, and with his character certified "very good"; is he aware that he was invalided owing to an injury to his foot by a shell whilst in the execution of his duty; and whether, in view of the fact that this man is unable to follow his trade owing to the injury thus received, and that he has since been several times in hospital from the same cause, and is over sixty-three years of ago, a pension will now be allowed to him or some compensation made to him for the injury.
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS,) Birmingham, S.
This case was thoroughly and repeatedly considered both before and after the man's discharge from the Militia. I regret that it cannot now be reopened.