1. Major MALONE
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that many special Army campaign pensioners are now, in consequence of receiving benefits under the Old Age Pensions Act, having their special campaign pension cancelled or reduced; and whether he is prepared to take steps to ensure that no Army or other Government pensioners will have their pensions cancelled or reduced in consequence of receiving other benefits from the law of the country?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
I have been asked to reply. One of the conditions governing the grant of special campaign pensions is that the income of the recipient does not exceed certain fixed limits. Old age pension must therefore be taken into account in this connection, and I am not prepared to alter the existing rules.