§ 46. Colonel HOWARD-BURY
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Irish Grants Committee considered the claim of a retired captain in His Majesty's forces on the 9th November; that, in view of the circumstances of the case, the Committee intimated that an immediate advance would be made; and whether he can now say if the advance of £500 required to save this ex-officer from financial ruin has yet been made?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Churchill)
The case to which I presume that my hon. and gallant Friend refers is one in which the Irish Grants Committee recommended that an immediate advance should be made, and I understand that an intimation to this effect was made to the ex-officer concerned. An immediate advance of £300 has been authorised and paid. I will, however, give the case further consideration.
§ Colonel HOWARD-BURY
Is my right hon. Friend aware that this man has 701 already been driven out of two homes, and that it was only by giving him a postdated cheque for £500 that he was able to get another residence; and will he go fully into this case, as it is a most deserving case and strongly recommended by the Irish Grants Committee?