§ 13. Colonel Sir ARTHUR HOLBROOK
asked the Secretary of State for War 838 whether he will consider the reassessment of the pensions of the pre-War Army pensioners to meet the higher cost of living, as has been effected in the case of pre-War naval pensioners and the number of the pensioners referred to and the approximate cost to public funds if the reassessments were granted?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Sir Laming Worthington-Evans)
The hon. and gallant Member is under some misapprehension. Pre-War Army pensioners who gave paid military service in the Great War to the satisfaction of the Army Council have had their pensions reassessed under the terms of Army Orders 325 of 1919 and 483 of 1921. Those who were not eligible for consideration under those Army Orders have been dealt with under the Pensions Increase Warrants of 1920 and 1924, following the Pensions Increase Acts of those years.
§ Sir A. HOLBROOK
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a number of privates, who are retiring to-day, draw double the pay of a non-commissioned officer of senior rank who retired before the War?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
I am not aware of it. I do not think that they will complain if it be true.