§ MR. ALLHUSEN (Hackney, Central)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether a gratuity, proportionate to the severity of his wound, is 1110 allowed to every officer who is severely wounded on active service; and, if so, whether he will state what was the total sum so allowed during the recent war in South Africa.
§ MR. BRODRICK
Yes, Sir. Such gratuities are granted to all officers who have been very severely wounded. 855 gratuities have been paid to officers, amounting to £110,000, and 202 of these officers have been awarded wound pensions of the yearly value of £14,140 in the aggregate. Claims to such gratuities and pensions are still coming in.
§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare' E)
And how much has been spent on gratuities to wounded men of the rank and file?