§ 45. Major CRAWFURD
asked the Prime Minister when the day promised for the discussion of the ex-ranker officers' pensions will be given; and will the decision be left to a free vote of the House?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I propose that the discussion promised shall take place on Monday, 18th May. For that purpose, the Government intend to put down a Motion in the following terms:That the Report of the Barnes Committee on the claims of professional ex-ranker officers (Cmd. 212[...]) be adopted by this House.As I have already stated, this is not a matter which the Government would be justified in leaving to a free vote of the House.