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Army Pensions

Volume 178: debated on Tuesday 16 July 1907

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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.

Has not the right hon. Gentleman had repeated applications from guardians of the poor on this point, to save the men from themselves?