HC Deb 06 April 1925 vol 182 c1813
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?


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.