§ 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?
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
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.