HC Deb 08 August 1901 vol 99 c36

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can say why officers of the Reserve who have received a gratuity are granted full pay on recall to service, while officers in receipt of retired pay only get £150 a year.


After careful consideration it was decided that there should be no deductions from the full pay of those officers who had received a gratuity, as they represented that the money had been treated as capital, not income, and had not necessarily been invested in the purchase of an annuity.