§ 59. Mr. PENNEFATHER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Treasury makes any deduction from any salaries paid in any Government Department in respect of pensions which have been awarded for wounds or other naval or military service by the Ministry of Pensions?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
In the case of officers a statutory deduction of 10 per cent. has hitherto been made from their civil salaries in respect of retired pay on account of naval or military service, whether for disability or otherwise, in accordance with the Superannuation Act, 1887, and rules there under; but I would remind the hon. Member that the Retired Officers (Civil Employment) Bill now before Parliament will, if passed, empower the Treasury to revoke or modify the existing rules bearing on this point, and it is the intention to discontinue the present deduction. In the case of other ranks, no deduction is made on account of pensions for service with His Majesty's Forces. As regards pensions for wounds or other disability, I would refer to the answer given to the hon. Member for the Twickenham Division on the 18th February last