§ Mr. E. KELLY
asked the Secretary of State for War if he is now in a position to say if the gratuity claimed by Mrs. M. J. M'Keane, mother of Private J. Simpson, No. 487,592, Labour Corps, Reference DE 734,136/1, Accounts 4, Miscellaneous Section, will be paid to her: and if he is in a position to answer the query addressed to him on the 18th January ultimo as to whether Private Simpson's papers will be sent on to the Pensions Ministry for investigation as to his mother's claim?
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
An official letter was addressed to the hon. Member on the 12th instant fully explaining the position. The soldier's papers were passed to the Ministry of Pensions on the 28th January.