§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the cases of Patrick Leary and James Russell, of Longford, both of whom have served in the Militia for a period of thirty-five and twenty-three years respectively; and whether, as their conduct was good, there is any fund available from which to give them a gratuity at the close of their service.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) I am glad to have my attention drawn to the long service of the Militiamen mentioned. The regulations, however, do not admit of the grant of 1326 any retiring allowance or gratuity at the expiration of Militia service.