27. Lieutenant-Colonel BUCKLEY
asked the Secretary of State for War if his 386 attention has been drawn to the position as regards pensions of those quartermasters of the Territorial Force who had previous service with the Regular Army and who, on demobilisation, will be compelled to retire on their pre-war pensions as non-commissioned officers; and whether, in view of the services rendered by these officers, he will consider the advisability of placing them on the same footing as regards pensions as quartermasters of the Regular Army?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I understand the hon. and gallant Member to suggest that these Territorial officers should be granted Service pensions as officers. Such pensions are given only to officers holding Regular commissions; and I do not think that the fact that these Territorial officers have already a non-commissioned officer's pension calls for an exception to that rule.