HC Deb 17 May 1927 vol 206 cc989-90
62. Sir P. GOFF

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the pre-War naval and marine pensioners who served under the Admiralty, War Office, and Air Ministry were subsequently permitted to count their war service for pension purposes; and whether those who were promoted to higher non-commissioned ranks are now receiving pensions appropriate to the ranks held on demobilisation?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The reply to both parts of the question is in the affirmative, except that Navy or Marine pre-War pensioners who served in the Army or Air Force were not allowed to count such service for additional pension. The service qualified them, however, for re-assessment of their pre-War pensions on the improved post-War scales.