HC Deb 21 May 1924 vol 173 cc2202-3
79. Mr. E. BROWN

asked the Secretary of State for War the conditions of service under which the pre-War pensioner was enrolled; and if he was liable to service up to 50 years of age?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Major Attlee)

Pre-War pensioners as such were not enrolled, but the Regulations laid down that they were liable to service in emergency up to 50 years of age. This liability, however, was not enforced, since on an examination of the matter shortly before the outbreak of the Great War, it transpired that the legality of the Regulations on this point was doubtful. The Regulations have now been altered and do not purport to make pensioners liable for service.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that pension Form 446, paragraph 6, states that if the pensioner does not come up he will lose his pension?


I will make inquiries.