2. Mr. BELL
asked the Minister of Pensions whether there is any intention on the part of the Government to reduce the present naval pensions?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Amery)
As it is understood that the hon. Member refers to ordinary naval service pensions for men, I have been asked to reply. There is no intention on the part of the Admiralty to reduce the long service pensions of any men now in receipt of a pension, or of men now in the naval service who may hereafter qualify for a service pension. The question of fixing a lower rate of pension for men entering the Navy in future is now under the consideration of the Admiralty.