HC Deb 20 February 1919 vol 112 c1114
51. Sir R. NEWMAN

asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government will take steps to extend, as far as possible, to old sailors and soldiers, whose pensions were granted previous to the War, the same benefits that His Majesty's Government may propose to confer on those who have served in His Majesty's Forces since 1914?

52. Lieutenant-Colonel DALRYMPLE WHITE

asked the right hon. Gentleman whether he will now consider the raising of pensions granted in the past to non-commissioned officers and men of the Army, and corresponding ranks in the Navy, for long and good services, in cases where the present pension does not exceed 1s. 6d. per day, and the man concerned is either over sixty years of age or incapacitated by ill-health?

Mr. BALDWIN (Joint Financial Secretary to the Treasury)

I will answer these two questions. This subject has been carefully considered by His Majesty's Government, who are not prepared to adopt either of the courses suggested.