HC Deb 30 December 1912 vol 46 c29

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, with a view of inducing the best class of recruit to join the Regular Forces of the country, he can hold out any hope that he will, in the Budget for the coming year, make such provision as may be necessary to cover the expense which would be incurred if permission is granted by the Departments concerned for the non-commissioned officers and men of both Services, on leaving the Navy and Army and subsequently joining the Civil Service of the State, to count the years they have given their services to the country in the former to count for pensions in the latter?


I fear that I cannot undertake to make provision for the purpose suggested.