HC Deb 07 November 1950 vol 480 cc770-1
49. Mr. Perkins

asked The Prime Minister whether, in view of the small increases in the pensions of limbless ex-Service men since 1919, compared with the rise in the cost of living, he will set up a Royal Commission to inquire into the pension position of all ex-Service men.

The Prime Minister

No, Sir. I should not feel able to recommend to His Majesty that a Royal Commission be appointed for this purpose. I would refer the hon. Member to the replies given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Pensions to the hon. Members for Knutsford (Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport) and Wembley, South (Mr. Russell) on 17th October. There is very full information available about the pension position of ex-Service men and I see no reason for an inquiry of this kind.