HC Deb 19 June 1902 vol 109 c1110

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that officers sent home from South Africa as convalescent after disease contracted on active service, have since been seriously ill, owing to the after effects of such disease, and have had either to meet the expenses of their illness out of their own pay and income, or to accept the assistance of strangers; and whether, seeing that these officers, after twelve or eighteen months of illness and consequent expenditure, are placed upon half-pay until they are well enough to return to duty, he will consider the possibility of at once granting some pecuniary assistance to those officers whose illness has been of such a character.


Various concessions in regard to the medical treatment of officers were granted under Army Order 216 of 1901. It is difficult to fix general rules as to compensating officers for the after-effects of disease, but any cases of the kind to which my hon. friend refers would be specially considered.