I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that many pensioners who are now paid quarterly are at present in workhouses, he can see his way to advising a system of weekly payments through the medium of postal orders post-dated according to the dates required for weekly issue, and so relieve the workhouses from the strain of housing pensioners.
This question was referred to a Committee under the chairmanship of the Paymaster-General, and the Report of this Committee is now under the consideration of the Army Council.
Are we likely to have the Report before the end of the session.
I hope so.
Has not the right hon. Gentleman had repeated applications from guardians of the poor on this point, to save the men from themselves?
Yes; but the question is one of great difficulty.