HC Deb 16 December 1912 vol 45 c1117W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a number of soldiers in the Reserve are out of employment and starving; and whether he will take any steps to allow these men to be paid their pensions weekly, through the Post Office or otherwise, instead of at long intervals as at present?


There is no information in the War Office to bear out the allegation contained in the first part of the question; but perhaps the Noble Lord can supply me with some details. As regards the suggestion contained in the second part of the question this matter was very fully considered last year and it was not found possible to introduce the system of weekly payments.