§ 1. Major COHEN
asked the Minister of Pensions whether the 4s. 6d. per day maintenance fee which is deducted from officers' pay whilst in hospital is to be refunded them for time spent on Christmas leave?
§ The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Mr. Macpherson)
The answer is in the negative. Leave during hospital treatment is necessarily an exceptional arrangement, and the officer is well aware of the conditions upon which it is allowed. My hon. and gallant Friend will appreciate that during such an interruption of treatment the officer's retired pay is continued at the maximum, irrespective of the actual degree of his disablement assessed.