asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the hardship that the rise in the price of living is inflicting on old soldiers of the Crimean campaign and onwards, who now find their pensions, whether invalid or not, entirely insufficient for their wants; and will steps be taken to allow these pensions to be supplemented by way of war bonus or otherwise?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The following steps have been taken by the War Office and Ministry of Pensions: Campaign pensioners under seventy have been given a war addition of 2s. 6d. a week. The pensions of old soldiers totally disabled through former wars have been raised to the present war scale.