§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Wexford, N.)
To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will lay upon the Table the Minutes and Correspondence on which full consideration was given to the case of the efficient abstractor clerk compulsorily retired at sixty on £30 1s. 7d. a year, he having at the time less than forty years service for superannuation.
(Answer.) No, Sir. It would be quite contrary to all precedent to do so.—(War Office.)