HC Deb 14 August 1916 vol 85 c1419
80. Sir E. CARSON

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the soldiers whose records were burnt in the fire at the Linen Hall Barracks, Dublin, in the Irish rebellion have yet received their arrears of pay; and, if not, what provision has been made for the maintenance of men who are discharged with arrears of pay or allowances owing to them at the date of their discharge?


The arrears of pay can only be ascertained by the laborious process of reconstructing each man's account, and this is being done as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, serving soldiers are receiving their usual advances of pay, and discharged men are being provisionally settled with on the best information available, special cases of hardship being considered on their merits.