HC Deb 15 July 1919 vol 118 cc199-200
41. Colonel ASHLEY

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that, whereas the full Distinguished Conduct Medal gratuity of £ 20 is payable in respect of a bar earned to the Distinguished Conduct Medal, a bar earned to the Victoria Cross only brings the recipient one-half of the Victoria Cross annuity, or £5 a year, as an addition to the annuity originally gained by the cross; and whether he will issue a Regulation to remove this anomaly?


I will consider this point in connection with the general review spoken of in my reply to my hon. and gallant Friend on 13th May.

Colonel ASHLEY

When will the hon. Gentleman be able to announce a decision?


I am afraid that I cannot mention a day.


Will the hon. Gentleman see that these do not in any way interfere with the old age pensions?


I will see that the point is borne in mind, but I am afraid that it would not rest with me to come to a decision.