HC Deb 04 May 1903 vol 121 c1189

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been directed to the case of Private C. Bowers, No. 3,835, of the 2nd Norfolk Regiment, who came home from South Africa a few months ago and almost immediately had to be taken to the Norfolk County Asylum, where he worked in the kitchen, besides contributing sixpence per day towards his keep; and whether, seeing that this man's Reserve pay has been handed over to the Norfolk County Asylum by the War Office, and in view of his position, he will state whether his treatment is in accordance with the Army Regulations; and whether he can take any steps in the matter.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The hon. Member appears to have been misinformed. Under the regulations no Reserve pay is issuable to a Reservist during his confinement in an asylum, and therefore no Reserve pay has been handed over to the asylum authorities.