§ MR. CHANNING
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will state the number of pensions granted in respect of the South African war, either to soldiers themselves or to widows and dependants, up to 31st May, 1902; and what are the numbers of soldiers, widows, and dependants who will thus receive pensions.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY OF THE WAR OFFICE (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton
The number of soldiers who, having been discharged medically unfit for further service on account of disability due to the South African War, have been awarded pensions, is 14,398. The numbers of widows and children of soldiers who have died through the war, who have been awarded pensions are: widows, 2,863; children, 4,184. It is not possible to give any estimate of the numbers of future recipients of such pensions.