§ Major NEWTON
asked the Pensions Minister whether it is possible under existing Regulations to increase the pension of 7d. a day awarded to Lance-Corporal Peter Pittock, No. 1685, 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment, who was discharged from Netley Hospital on 16th June, 1896, after being invalided from India with tubercle of the lungs, in view of the fact that this man is now unable to do any work and his wife is no longer able to work; and whether, if any increase in pension is impossible under existing Regulations, he will consider such a revision of the Regulations as to permit of the pension awarded being suitably increased?
§ Sir J. CRAIG
The pension of 7d. a day which is being drawn by Mr. Pittock is the maximum amount which can be awarded under the Royal Warrant of 1896 in the circumstances of his case. His disability was not derived from war service, and, therefore, the pension cannot be increased under the recent former War Warrants. A further revision of the Regulations to meet cases of this nature is not contemplated.