§ Mr. M'ARTHUR
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been drawn to the disadvantage suffered by ex-naval and military men who resign their positions to enter the Civil Service, and thereupon forfeit all pension rights which have previously accrued to them; and whether he will favourably consider the suggestion that colour service in the Army or Navy should count with Civil Service as qualifying time for pension in the latter?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
I beg to refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the late Chancellor of the Exchequer to the hon. Member for Wandsworth on 3rd March, 1908.