36. Major NEWMAN
asked whether the War Office is responsible for any regulations issued as to what questions a would be employer can put to a discharged soldier before employing him; and whether an employer is entitled to ask a discharged soldier whether he is in receipt of a pension and, if so, how much?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The answer to the first part of my hon. and gallant Friend's question is in the negative. As regards the second part, so far as I am aware, there is no statutory authority under which a discharged soldier must inform his would-be employer whether he is in receipt of a pension or the amount. I would add that the discharge certificate of a soldier does not disclose the amount of his pension.
Can the right hon. Gentleman say what Department is responsible for the Regulations? Is it the Pensions Department?