§ Mr. BARNES
I beg to ask leave, in consequence of the unsatisfactory reply of the Financial Secretary to the War Office to Question No. 41, this afternoon, about discharged soldiers, to move the Adjournment of the House in order to call attention to a definite matter of urgent public importance, namely, "The failure of the War Office to carry out the promise made in May last to pay discharged soldiers a weekly allowance of 10s. if single, and 20s. if married, until such time as their pensions have been determined by the Chelsea Commissioners, and to the acute 1873 distress prevalent, as a consequence, among discharged men, wounded or diseased, as the result of service."
The pleasure of the House having been signified, the Motion stood over, under Standing Order No. 10, until a quarter past eight this evening.