HC Deb 01 May 1900 vol 82 cc419-20
MR. GALLOWAY (Manchester, S.W.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the Commander-in-Chief has a fund at his disposal made up of £10,000 given by Mr. Woodman, £8,000 subscribed by the public, and £64,000 received from the profits of the Military Tournament: to what use this fund is put; and whether there is any objection to a Parliamentary Return showing the amount distributed, the persons to whom the various amounts have been distributed, and the amount in hand at the present date.


The funds are as follow:—1. The Woodman trust of £10,000, which is controlled and audited by the Court of Chancery. 2. The Cambridge Fund, composed of (a) about £7,700, received from public subscriptions and legacies; (b) £28,000, profits from the Military Tournaments while H.R.H. the Duke of Cambridge was Commander-in-Chief. The total is invested in the names of three trustees. 3. The Wolseley Fund, derived from the profits of the Military Tournament since Lord Wolseley became Commander-in-Chief, which have during that time amounted to £32,500. The interest from the first two funds is devoted to relieving old and disabled soldiers. In regard to the Wolseley Fund the whole amounts annually received from the Military Tournament are given partly to charities and partly for the relief of soldiers and their widows. These accounts are all fully audited, and will be published. I have no objection to giving a Return if moved for.

MR. BAYLEY (Derbyshire, Chesterfield)

Will the hon. Gentleman kindly do so?


I have said I would if moved for.