HC Deb 18 February 1920 vol 125 cc876-7
28. Rear-Admiral ADAIR

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in the case of naval officers who had retired prior to the War and who were called out to serve during the War, their pre-War pension has been increased by the amount due to the time so served?


Retired naval officers who were called out during the War are not eligible to count such service for increase of retired pay, but, in lieu thereof, were granted a bonus of 25 per cent. upon their full pay during service. All such officers, however, are eligible to have their retired pay in respect of service before retirement re-assessed upon the revised scale introduced last year.

Rear-Admiral ADAIR

May I ask whether in the case of officers who were kept on the time did not count for an increase of pension, and whether it is not unfair that officers who were last in from the retired list should not be rewarded in a similar manner for similar services?


My hon. and gallant Friend will recognise that is a highly technical question of which I ought to have notice.