§ 6. Major COHEN
asked the Minister of Pensions what is the number of ex-officers whose pensions have been reduced after they have been allowed to commute a portion of their pension awarded under Article 539, Royal Warrant of 1914?
§ Major TRYON
I would remind my hon. and gallant Friend that under the normal rules of working, commutation is not allowed unless the Ministry is satisfied that the retired pay or pension should be regarded as permament. It has not been part of the general practice to review decisions thus arrived at and there is no intention of introducing such a review.