HC Deb 27 January 1902 vol 101 cc950-1
MR. BELL (Derby)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, if he can state how many widows and orphans there are of officers and men killed in action or died of wounds or disease in South Africa from the commencement of the war to the 31st of December last.


The numbers approximately are as follows:—

Widows. Children.
Officers 162 245
Men 3,519 4,600

MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, W.)

And how many of these are inmates of Irish workhouses, or are supported at the expense of the rates?


Order, order!