HC Deb 20 February 1919 vol 112 c1110
22. Colonel ASHLEY

asked the Pensions Minister whether he will consider an extension of the Pensions Warrant of September, 1918, so as to cover the cases of men who, although they did not serve in a campaign previous to this War, were totally incapacitated in the performance of their military duties?


The Committee which discussed the drafting of the former War Warrants considered this question, but were of opinion that pensions for disablement incurred in the performance of military duties in times of peace should not be put upon the same footing as those for disablement incurred through service in the present War.

Colonel ASHLEY

Could not some concession be made?


Perhaps my hon. Friend would wait until the Minister is in his place to answer this, as it is really a matter of policy.