§ 34. Mr. Bellenger
asked the Minister of Pensions whether there is any difference in the rates of disability retired pay to officers disabled in the last war and this; and, if so, will be publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT, the different scales.
§ The Minister of Pensions (Sir Walter Womersley)
The standard rate of disability retired pay for 100 per cent. disablement in the war 1914–18 for a lieutenant, R.N., Army captain, and flight lieutenant was £210 a year. It is now £240. There is also a difference between the rate for a brigadier-general and analogous ranks in the war 1914–18 and that for brigadier and analogous ranks at present, but the ranks of brigadier-general and brigadier are not strictly comparable.
§ Mr. Bellenger
While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for those two illustrations, may I ask whether he would publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a complete list of those war pensions for all commissioned ranks; and, further, whether he has received any representations from the Advisory Committee and the ex-Servicemen's organisation asking for an increase in those rates?
§ Sir W. Womersley
I have received no representations from either of those bodies to date. It is not necessary to publish the long list for which the hon. Member asks, because I have given the only differences.
What is the difference between "brigadier" and "brigadier-general" except the omission of the word "general"?