HC Deb 30 January 1918 vol 101 c1575W
Colonel ASHLEY

asked the Pensions Minister whether, in view of the fact that warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men who are entitled to a disability pension and who not having completed fourteen years' service with the Colours are not entitled to a service pension, he will take steps to amend the Royal Warrant for pay and pensions so as to provide that. a man who has re-engaged to complete twenty-one years' service may receive the service pension in addition to a disability pension if discharged as unfit for further service?


Service pensions remain in the sphere of the War Office. Certain questions relating to mixed disability and service pension are under consideration, but I can hold out no hope that re-engagement, which may take place as early as the tenth year of service, will be regarded as constituting in itself a claim to service pension.