§ 97. Mr. Channon
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that naval ratings awarded the D.S.M. in the 1939–45 war received an increase of 6d. per day in pension rates, whilst those who were awarded the D.S.M. in the 1914–18 war received no such increase; and whether he proposes to take any action with regard to this anomaly.
§ The Financial Secretary to the Admiralty (Mr. John Dugdale)
No, Sir. As stated by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in the previous Government on 10th April last, in reply to a similar Question by the former Member for Gravesend (Sir I. Albery), this concession applies only to members of the Forces awarded the medal for service since 3rd September, 1939.