HC Deb 27 May 1941 vol 371 cc1686-7
15. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the terms of Article 1116 of the Royal Warrant for Pay, whereby a soldier having completed his term of service and qualified for a pension, is compulsorily detained during a national emergency, are being implemented by the issue of pensions in such cases?

Mr. Law

Yes, Sir. Soldiers who have completed their pensionable engagement plus the extra year's service required by Section 87 (1) of the Army Act have the option of an immediate pension or of continuing to reckon service for pension with a view to a higher ultimate award on their discharge. An instruction on this subject has recently been issued and is being brought to the notice of all concerned.

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