15. Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS
asked the Secretary of State for War whether new pension conditions are under consideration for officers and other ranks of the Regular Army; and whether it is intended to apply them retrospectively?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Forster)
The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I can at present make no statement as to the second part.
Can my right hon. Friend tell us how soon he will make a statement as to the new conditions?
Is the question of making them retrospective being considered, in view of the high cost of living and the great necessity now being felt by a large number of retired soldiers?