§ 98. Sir C. YATE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether military officers who held high civil posts in India but who were compulsorily retired on attaining the age of 55 years before the completion of the three years' service in their high civil post, which has since been declared to be necessary, and have thus been de barred from obtaining the special additional pension, will now be held to have been given the extension of service necessary to complete the three years which is to be conceded to officers retiring after the publication of the Order?
§ Mr. PARKER (Lord of the Treasury, for Mr. Montagu)
No, Sir. My right hon. Friend cannot admit that officers who retired before the introduction of an improved rate of pension conditional on a longer period of service have any claim to be treated as if they came under the rate subsequently introduced and as if they had performed service they did not in fact perform. An officer's claim to pension is governed by the rules in force at the time of his retirement.