§ 20. Sir J. BUTCHER
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the necessity of raising the present scale of pay service pensions and of granting a pension of suitable amount to men who have completed their full-time engagement of twelve years and the extra year for war service?
§ Mr. FORSTER
Some alteration in the scale of service pensions is under consideration, but my hon. Friends will realise the difficulty of justifying the institution of life pensions for men who may be only thirty years of age and in perfect health.