9. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the Secretary of State for War why the age increase of 4d. a day to pensioners aged 65 has been withdrawn in the case of men whose last enlistment was subsequent to 9th October, 1925; and what is the estimated saving that will result?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Sir Laming Worthington-Evans)
The full ultimate saving is estimated at £50,000 a year. As provision for pension at the age of 65 is now made in the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, the withdrawal of this addition from Army funds will not inflict any hardship.