§ 70. Major HORE-BELISHA
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if regulations were in force at the beginning of the Great War which entitled pre-War naval and marine pensioners to count War service for additional pension; and if he will give the date and title of the Admiralty order authorising the payment of pension for War service to the pre-War pensioners who served?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Ammon)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, the payment of pension during war service is authorised by Article 1952 of 594 the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions (1913 Edition), and the grant of increases for war service by Article 1953.
§ Major HORE-BELISHA
Is it the fact that before that Article was promulgated the War Office were consulted as to whether they would put a similar system into operation?