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The Ashantee War—Extra Pay And Allowances—Question

Volume 220: debated on Thursday 25 June 1874

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asked the Secretary of State for "War, Whether it is his intention to recommend Her Majesty's Government to give the same remuneration to the officers, non-commissioned officers, and men who were engaged on the West Coast of Africa during the Ashantee War that the troops who were in Abyssinia received, viz. six months' Indian pay and allowances?

Sir, there is no such intention as is referred to in the Question of the hon. Member. The Abyssinian Expedition was an Indian one, and the expedition to Ashantee was not.