HC Deb 23 March 1920 vol 127 cc234-5
61. Sir R. THOMAS

asked the Pensions Minister whether it is the intention of the Government to reassess the pensions of pre-war Army pensioners who attested during the War with the object of bringing them up to the same rate as those of the pensioners of the Great War; and whether he is aware that C. S. Macgregor, of 109, Benjamin Road, Wrexham, served for twenty-nine years in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and took his discharge in January, 1900, and that in September, 1914, he offered himself for service three days in succession at the rank he held on his discharge, namely, sergeant-major, but was informed by the officer commanding at the barracks, Wrexham, that they could not attest him as he was over sixty years of age, and that since 1915 this man has been drilling cadets at Grove Park School and trained several young men for the Army during the War?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. I regret that no exception can be made in this case to the rule that pensions are not re-assessed unless the pensioner re-enlisted during the War.