§ MR. KEARLEY (Devonport)
I beg I to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state the amount of soldiers unclaimed balances for the past year, and what portion of these has been: handed over to the Patriotic Fund Commissioners.
§ *THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton
Unclaimed balances are advertised for six years before they are transferred to the Patriotic Fund. As the balances of any one year are kept in hand for two years I before the account is closed, and the balance is invested, it is not possible to state the amount of unclaimed balances for the past year.