§ MR. J. PHILLIPS (Longford, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will consider the case of Edward Burns, of Lisduff, Ardagh, county Long-ford, Ireland, a private (No. 881) in the 21st Fusiliers, 4th Company, commanded by Colonel Dale; whether he is aware that Burns, who served four years and 332 days, and was stationed at Kurrachee, India, in 1868, was discharged in September, 1870, on a pension of seven pence a day, which was withdrawn after four years and seven months; and whether, seeing that Burns is now a very old man, helpless and extremely poor, he will restore his pension.
§ MR. HALDANE
This man was given a temporary pension for four years and seven months. He will now be medically re-examined with a view to considering whether he has any claim to further pension under Article 1,089 of the Pay Warrant. My hon. friend will be duly informed of the result of the inquiry.