§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
To ask the Secretary of State for War, whether any moneys were due, or effects unclaimed, to the credit of the late Private P. Norris, No. 6694, 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers, who was killed at Modderfontein on 29th January, 1901; whether, in view of the circumstances of this man's parents, any recommendation has been made on their behalf to the Royal Patriotic Fund; and whether some relief or gratuity will now be paid to them.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The sum due to the estate of the late No. 6694, Patrick Norris, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers, amounted to £16 3s. 5d. The whole of this sum has been paid to the late soldier's father. The father's application for assistance has been twice brought before the Royal Patriotic Fund Commissioners, but they have not seen their way to granting any monetary assistance. There is no fund at the disposal of the Secretary of State from which help can be given.