asked the Secretary of State for War whether any decision has yet been arrived at with regard to the pensions of the old Regulars, sergeants and warrant officers, who re- 59W joined the Army at the outbreak of hostilities, served through the War, and so materially contributed to the training and shaping of the New Armies; and whether, in view of the amount of their pensions and that it is now over a year since the cessation of hostilities, he will consider the possibility of expediting this matter, which is having a prejudicial effect on recruiting generally?
§ Mr. FORSTER
Army Order 325, which was published in September, gives increased pensions to re-enlisted pensioners and others. I will send the hon. Member a copy.