HC Deb 05 March 1919 vol 113 cc373-4
12. Colonel YATE

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether the pensions of naval ratings have been paid from 4th August, 1914, as they became due, although the men were kept on in the Service; and, if so, was the same rule applied to the officers?


Yes, Sir. As regards the second part of the question the Regulations do not admit of retired pay being paid to Naval and Marine officers concurrently with full pay.

Colonel YATE

Why is there that differentiation between the payment of officers and men?


I am afraid I cannot argue that by way of answer to a question.