HC Deb 08 March 1938 vol 332 c1688
10. Mr. Day

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of pensions awarded to soldiers that have been forfeited during the three years ended to the last convenient date through the pensioner failing to draw his pension for a period of 12 months; and the amount of money involved by such forfeiture?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

With the hon. Member's permission I will circulate the answer with the particulars required in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

Pensioners who fail to draw their pensions for a period of more than 12 months do not thereby automatically forfeit their pensions. They are removed from the pension list until such time as they apply for their pensions, and are required to account for their failure to apply during the period in question. If they can do this satisfactorily, the pension is normally resumed with 12 months' arrears.

The following statement shows the numbers of pensioners struck off in the three years to 1937, and the numbers restored to the list, with the amounts.

months do not thereby automatically forfeit their pensions.