HC Deb 14 July 1925 vol 186 cc1048-9

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that special campaign pensioners, owing to the fact that they are excluded from the benefits of the Pensions (Increase) Acts, are in a worse position than pre-War pensioners, who get the benefit of the Acts; and whether, in these circumstances, he can recommend the Government to consider amending the pre-War Pensions Act, so as to allow the small pensions in question to be augmented, or take other steps to improve the position of these special campaign pensionrs?


Pre-War special campaign pensioners are entitled to the benefits of the Pensions (Increase) Warrants in common with other pre-War pensioners. The bulk of the special campaign pensions now in payment, however, are not pre-War pensions, but are on an increased post-War scale, and are, therefore, outside the scope of the Increase Warrants.

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