§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether 423 his attention has been directed to the case of Stephen Crondron, who served in the Crimea, North America, and India, and was after a service of thirteen years and five months invalided on a pension of 9d. per day, having received an excellent character and three conduct badges; whether he is aware that Crondron, being unable since 1887 from ill-health to follow his trade as a baker, has for the last fourteen years subsisted on this allowance, and that repeated applications on his behalf, with certificates of his suffering from heart disease and paralysis, for relief from military funds, have been unsuccessfully made on his behalf; and whether, under the circumstances, an increase of pension will be granted to this man.
This man was discharged for disability not clearly attributable to military service, and was awarded a pension of 9d. a day, the highest amount admissible for him under the regulations. His case has been carefully considered on several occasions by the Chelsea Commissioners, who are unable to increase the grant.