§ *MR. McCRAE (Edinburgh, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Private Willison, late 80th Regiment, was discharged in 1878 from the Army as 22 medically unfit in consequence of injuries received while on military duty, and is now an inmate in Craiglockhart Poor House, Edinburgh, and that under the Army and Naval Pensioners Act the whole of his pension is appropriated by the Poor Law authorities; and, if so, whether he will consider the advisability of permitting the Poor Law authorities to allow at least a penny per day out of their pensions to veterans so situated for their personal use.
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
This matter rests entirely in the hands of the local authorities, who have a claim to the whole pension, as it is less than the cost of his maintenance. I am afraid, therefore, that I am not in a position to take the action suggested in the Question.