HC Deb 30 March 1905 vol 143 c1709
MR. KEARLEY (Devonport)

To ask the Secretary of State for War what is the annual amount realised since the outbreak of the South African War from the sale of soldiers' effects under the Regimental Debts Act.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The amounts realised by the sale of soldiers' kits, etc., are not recorded separately from other credits due to their estates, and could not be ascertained without examining each account; this would involve an amount of labour which cannot be undertaken.