HC Deb 23 July 1918 vol 108 cc1626-7
27. Colonel YATE

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether Section 4 of the Superannuation Act of 1887, requiring that officers who have been retired with a pension or gratuity must have at least 10 per cent. deducted from any civil emoluments they may be able to earn in a Government Department, is held to apply to officers who have been retired from the Service owing to wounds or disablement incurred during the present or any previous War?


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether an officer in Government employment who is in receipt of a disability pension is in any case subject to any deduction from his salary on the ground that he is in receipt of a disability pension; and, if so, will he state what percentage of the salary earned is deducted on such grounds, and what justfication there is for such deduction?

Mr. BALDWIN (Joint Financial Secretary to the Treasury)

The Treasury is advised that an officer who is in receipt of retired pay granted on account of disability owing to service in His Majesty's Forces, and who accepts any civil employment of profit under any public Department, is liable under No. 4 of the Rules made under Section 6 of the Superannuation Act, 1887, to a deduction of not less than 10 per cent. from the profits of his civil employment, provided that his salary and retired pay together exceeded £400 per annum. The deduction is prescribed by Statute.

Colonel YATE

Then a soldier, officer, or man, wounded in this War is to have 10 per cent. deducted from any employment he gets? Will the hon. Gentleman have that Warrant cancelled?


I used the word "disability" advisedly. The wounds pension alone is exempted under Rule No. 1 (a) from that action. It would require alteration by Statute.

Colonel YATE

Will the hon. Gentleman include disability in that, and get the Statute altered?