HC Deb 30 November 1914 vol 68 cc657-8

The following question stood upon the Order Paper:—


to ask the Prime Minister whether, in the event of a Committee being set up to inquire into and to recommend a just and adequate scale of pensions for injured soldiers and sailors, and of allowances to the dependants of those killed in the present War, he will consider the desirability of including within the scope of such inquiry the question as to whether the pensions of soldiers and sailors disabled, and the allowances of the widows of those killed in the South African and other wars should be revised and made to conform to such new scale as may be determined?


On this question, Mr. Speaker, I desire respectfully to ask for your ruling. There is very strong exception taken in both Services to the appointment of the right hon. Gentleman the Home Secretary to this Committee. Also the Services think that there ought to be a member of the Services appointed on the Committee, and I wish to bring the matter up on the this question.


The question has not been asked.