HC Deb 01 March 1910 vol 14 cc819-20W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether all heads of Departments employing ex-soldiers on pension have been informed that soldiers on pension when employed under the Government receive the full wages of their post, and that no deduction is to be made from such pay on account of pension?


No such intimation is needed, as the general practice which has long obtained is well understood. In the absence of express directions to the contrary, no head of a Department would make an abatement from the civil pay assigned to any post, or class of posts, on the ground that the occupant was in receipt of an Army pension earned by service in a non-commissioned rank.