asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will have inquiry made into the case of Mr. J. Egan, late regimental sergeant-major, No. 50444, Royal Field Artillery; whether he is aware that he was invited to re-enlist from the National Reserve under the National Reserve Regulations; whether he was provided with a copy of the National Reserve Regulations for 1913, which stated that periods of service rendered by members who are pensioners, if recalled or re-enlisted on account of imminent national danger, would count towards an increase of pension, and was also informed in a covering letter signed by the secretary of the local Territorial association that he might draw pay and pension concurrently; and why an increase of pension on account of this later period of service has been refused?
§ Mr. FORSTER
Under the old rules, men re-enlisted dropped their pensions and counted the additional service towards extra pension on discharge. Under present rules, men draw their pension in addition to pay, but do not count the additional service. The Regulations do not allow men the benefit of both plans.