§ MR. MEEHAN (Queen's County, Leix)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a pensioner, named Patrick McEvoy, Mountmellick, Queen's County, registered No. 1,487, 1st Battalion Royal Scots, served in the Army over twenty years, twelve and a half years of which were served in India, and, while there, contracted diseases, from the effects of which he never recovered; and, seeing that McEvoy's pension amounts to 7½d. per day, and that he is now over seventy years of age and totally unable to work, whether his pension will be increased by such a sum as will prevent his having recourse to the union for relief and becoming chargeable on the rates.
§ (Answered by MR. Secretary Haldane.) This man was discharged at his own request and not for disability. As he had no war service and no good conduct badges the pension of 7½d. is the highest permissible under the regulations applicable to him.