§ Brigadier-General SURTEES
asked the Secretary of State for War what action 1470W he proposes to take regarding the pensioned soldiers of the recently demobilised Irish Regiments, as well as those of other units, who joined the rebels in Ireland and were captured in open rebellion; and to what extent treachery to their oath and allegiance will affect their pensions and any application they may make for employment under the British Crown?
§ Sir R. SANDERS
The question of forfeiture of a Service pension is one for the consideration of the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, whose powers in this connection are defined in Article, 1208 of the Pay Warrant. If the hon. and gallant Member knows of any cases in which he considers that special action is necessary, I suggest that he should represent them to the Commissioners.