HC Deb 07 July 1919 vol 117 cc1420-1W

asked the Pensions Minister whether any increase is contemplated to the pensions of pre-war soldiers who have not been disabled, but who have qualified for pensions by length of service in the Army; whether any increase or bonus has been granted in such cases during the War on account of increased cost of living; and whether any inquiry has been made into this matter by Departmental or other committee?


This question was considered by His Majesty's Government in its application to the Navy, and the decision, as announced, was that

"the revised scales (of pensions) will apply to all future pensioners, all pensioners now serving, and all who have served during the War."

I do not doubt that a similar decision will in due course be applied to the Army.