§ 76. Colonel Sir ALEXANDER SPROT
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state how many ex-privates of the Army are there who are not disabled and did not serve in the present War, and who are in receipt of pensions of 7s. 7d. per week only; and what would be the cost of raising their pensions to a sum sufficient to afford reasonable sustenance under present prices?
§ Mr. FORSTER
I cannot give this information without an elaborate research, for which I am sure my hon. and gallant Friend will not press under present conditions. I would remind him that the case of these men does not stand alone, and that to raise their pensions would inevitably have far-reaching results in other directions.