§ 33. Sir B. FALLE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will amend the scales of disability pensions in attributable cases, shown in reply to General Request No. 15 of the 1919 Welfare Requests, to pension earned to date for all naval ratings with over 15 years service on being invalided, observing that the pension for service is much less in the case of a rating whose disability is attributable to service than the pension for service of a rating whose invaliding disability is not attributable to service?
The present scales of disability pensions in attributable cases 1293 were determined after very careful consideration, and I regret that I am unable to recommend any modification of them. As regards the latter part of the question, the pension for service in the case of a rating whose disability is attributable is less than that of a rating with the same period of service where disability is not attributable only in cases where the disablement element of the pension is greater than that of the service element.