HC Deb 04 August 1919 vol 119 cc31-2
78. Major GLYN

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether it is the intention of the Government to adhere to the terms of the 1913 Regulations of the Royal Warrant, which laid down distinctly that an officer on attaining the age of forty might be permitted to commute a portion of his retired pay, subject to conditions that might be laid down from time to time by the Army Council; whether it was ever intended that an officer who had retired in 1913 under those conditions should now, having reached the required age of forty, be unable to commute any portion of his retired pay as a result of a condition made during the War by the Army Council; and whether he will consider the revision of the Army Council conditions on this point?


Commutation of officers' retired pay is now again allowed under slightly modified rules, a copy of which I shall be glad to send my hon. and gallant Friend.