§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been directed to the case of James M'Alenchy, of Union Street, Strabane, who, having served for five years in India and Burma in the Inniskilling Fusiliers and twelve years in the Donegal Militia, was discharged in May last, after a total of seventeen and-a-half years' service, with a testimonial of very good character but without a pension, his discharge being due to confirmed ill-health and debility; and whether, having regard to M'Alenchy's state of health and long service, and to the fact that he has a large family in poverty, any steps will be taken by the War Office Authorities to provide him with relief by way of pension or otherwise.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. HALDANE,) Haddington
This case is being investigated and the decision arrived at will be communicated to the hon. and learned Member as soon as possible.
§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I will put this Question down again this day week. I will be quite candid with the right hon. Gentleman. I want the Answers to these Questions to be given in public.
§ MR. HALDANE
And I will be quite I candid too. I do not think it possible to get the Answers so soon.