HC Deb 08 March 1906 vol 153 cc641-2
MR. BENNETT (Oxfordshire, Woodstock)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether any steps can be taken by the Government to prevent paupers, whose destitution is due to injuries received during their service in the Army or Navy, from becoming a burden upon the local ratepayers.


I have received a certain number of resolutions from Boards of Guardians to the effect suggested in the Question, and have communicated their views to the Admiralty and the War Office. I am not able to make any statement as to the feasibility of adopting the suggestion.

* MR. JOYCE (Limerick)

Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been called to the case of an old soldier named Patrick Fogarty, who served through the Crimea and Indian Mutiny, and who has been allowed by a generous British Government to die in an Irish workhouse?

[No Answer was returned.]