HC Deb 06 July 1920 vol 131 c1214
16. Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary of State for War for what reason or on what grounds the reassessment of their gratuities has been refused by him to officers re-employed during the War who had previously retired on gratuity, while the reassessment of their retired pay has been given by him to re-employed officers who had previously retired on retired pay?


This distinction is based on the difference between a continuing payment at the present day and a final settlement effected by the payment of a lump sum at some date in the past.