§ MR. KEARLEY (Devonport)
To ask the Secretary of State for War the various amounts handed over in the last ten years to the Royal Patriotic Corporation under the Regimental Debts Act, towards the Soldiers Effects Fund, and the date of the most recent contribution.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The amounts handed over annually to the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation for the Soldiers Effects Fund during the last ten years were as follows:—
|Handed over in 1895||5,403||13||2|
|Handed over in 1896||3,129||19||11|
|Handed over in 1897||1,544||2||1|
|Handed over in 1898||3,208||2||5|
|Handed over in 1899||1,397||1||8|
|Handed over in 1900||1,465||5||8|
|Handed over in 1901||2,866||4||2|
|Handed over in 1902||3,186||7||0|
|Handed over in 1903||1,272||2||5|
|Handed over in May,1904||2,263||4||8|
§ A sum of £5,943 3s. 2d. is about to be handed over to the Corporation. These amounts represent stock (Consols), the result of investments of cash balances of "Effects" (and dividends thereon) pending the completion of the period after which they became available for transfer to the Patriotic Fund under the Regimental Debts Act, 1893.