HC Deb 13 March 1923 vol 161 c1261
34. Colonel Sir A. HOLBROOK

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War, whether he is aware that there are such anomalies as that of a lieutenant-colonel who was awarded the D.S.O., who commanded a unit at the front for some years, and is now receiving a sergeant's pension of 30s. a week, as against a lieutenant of the Royal Marines who served as an officer for a less period than two years and is now receiving retired pay exceeding £5 per week; and whether he will agree to the formation of a Committee to consider the whole question of ranker officers' pensions?

Lieut.-Colonel JACKSON

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply which I gave on the 27th February to the hon. and gallant Member for Blackpool. I am not prepared to agree to the setting up of a Committee on this question.