HC Deb 28 July 1919 vol 118 c1815
67. Colonel BURN

asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the Motion standing in the name of the hon. Member for the Torquay Division; and will he give a day for the discussion of this matter? ["That in the opinion of this House, men serving in his majesty's Forces who, at the expiration of their Colour service, are appointed to the Civil Service, should be allowed to count towards their civil pension the period during which they have served in the Army or Navy."]


I do not think it will be possible to grant an opportunity for this discussion before the Recess.

Colonel BURN

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise the importance of this to the men concerned, and will he give the earliest possible day for the discussion?


The Government did consider this matter and gave their decision in April last. It must be obvious to my hon. and gallant Friend that if the House is to rise at a reasonable time there must be a limit to new subjects for discussion.