§ Mr. AUBREY HERBERT
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if, in view of the refusal of the grant of special foreign service gratuities, as allowed by the Governments of other foreign Powers, to the soldiers on the North China command, he can see his way either to compensate these men for their loss on exchange, owing to the inflated price of the dollar, which at present stands at 2s. 1d., or nearly 25 per cent, above its face value, or to pay these troops in English gold?1817W
§ Mr. HAROLD BAKER
I regret that I can add nothing to the reply given to a similar question put on this subject on 21st November last.