HC Deb 15 May 1916 vol 82 cc1128-9
39. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War how many generals and other officers of the age of sixty-five are at present re-employed with His Majesty's Forces; whether these officers are drawing pensions in addition to the full pay and allowances of their rank; and whether he will give an undertaking that all officers upon attaining the age of sixty-five shall ipso facto cease to be employed and that all re-employed officers shall be called upon to relinquish their pensions during such times as they are drawing full pay?


The numbers could not be ascertained without a considerable amount of work. Under the existing Regulations re-employed officers, as a rule, retain their retired pay. I cannot give the undertaking asked for in the latter part of the question.