HC Deb 13 August 1919 vol 119 c1320W

asked the Prime Minister if he will state the amount of money subscribed to the Prince of Wales' Fund which has been spent in assisting the War Office to relieve the families of soldiers and sailors; and what amount of such sums so expended has been, or will be, repaid by the Government to the fund?


The Government have no responsibility for the administration of the National Relief of Fund, but I am informed that a statement of the expenditure of the fund on the relief of dependants of soldiers and sailors will be found in the half-yearly Reports on the administration of the fund, which have been issued as Command Papers The committee presented a claim for a Grant from Army Votes in recognition of expenditure stated to have been incurred by them on behalf of the War Office. Tin's claim was submitted to arbitration before Mr. Justice Younger, who assessed the amount due to the fund at £105.000. This sum has been paid.