§ SIR EDWARD WATKIN
asked the Right honourable the Paymaster General, Whether any decision has been arrived at as to the promised pension or gratuity to Gunner Charlton, permanently crippled from frost-bite during, or in consequence of, imprisonment in Millbank; and, whether there is any hope of a speedy settlement of a matter which has now 1963 been under discussion for above a year, and has been five times mentioned in Parliament?
§ MR. STEPHEN CAVE
The Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital would be unable, under existing Warrants, to award a permanent pension to Gunner Charlton on his discharge; but a new Warrant has been framed in order, among other things, to meet his and similar cases. This Warrant has had the approval of the Treasury and of the Commissioners, but some unforeseen delay has occurred in the final settlement of the terms. There is, however, no consequent hardship in Charlton's case, as he has not yet been discharged from the Service.