§ Mr. NEWMAN
asked the Under-Secretary for War whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Henry Roper, who was recently discharged from the Small Arms Factory after thirty-three years' service; whether he is aware that this man was accidently shot through the body while marking on a rifle range in 1884, and that as a result of this accident, for which he received no compensation, he has been unable to become a member of any friendly societies; and, seeing that he now finds himself discharged from the factory without a pension and unable to follow any profession, and with only a gratuity of £50 between himself and the workhouse, whether his case will receive favourable consideration?
§ Colonel SEELY
This man will be examined before the Head quarter's Medical Board at the War Office. I will communicate the final decision of the Secretary of State to the hon. Gentleman in due course.