HC Deb 29 November 1955 vol 546 c2114
40. Sir I. Clark Hutchison

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the further measures which are under consideration to assist retired members of the public services will also cover retired members of the Armed Forces.

44. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will re-examine the position of retired officers of the Fighting Services with a view to pension increases when the proposed increases for retired public servants take place.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The answer to both Questions is "Yes, Sir."

Sir I. Clark Hutchison

May I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply and ask him whether he can indicate when we may be likely to have a further statement on the proposed measures?

Mr. Butler

As the Financial Secretary said, we hope in the New Year.

Sir J. Lucas

Will the Minister remember that the pre-1950 pensioners have, in the main, fought in both wars and are worthy of special consideration?

Mr. Butler

Yes, Sir.