§ Major ARCHER-SHEE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that whereas military pensions granted in respect of Army service, other than K Company Royal Engineer service, in cases where pensioners become established Post Office telegraphists, are paid in addition to wages and carried beyond the maximum, the military pensions of ex-K Company men are held in abeyance; whether in some cases this leads to a largo monetary advantage during the post-military service in favour of those pensioners who did not serve in K Company; and whether the Treasury are able to introduce legislation for the purpose of giving effect to the recommendations made by the Secretary of State for War, the Postmaster-General, and the recent Select Committee on Post Office servants, namely, that the whole period of service in K Company, where it is followed by established service in the Post Office be treated as Post Office and not military service for the purpose of computing civil pension?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
In the case of telegraphists appointed to established situations in the Post Office after service in the Royal Engineers, any military pensions earned by services in K Company are1706W suspended during their civil service, because their service in that company is reckoned for the purpose of fixing their initial pay in the Post Office. I am not aware that this arrangement leads to the result suggested. As regards the last part of the question, I beg to refer to the reply of my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight on the 20th instant.