§ Colonel ASHLEY
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office why warrant 2271W officers in the Army are not allowed to commute a part of their pensions under the provisions of the second Section of the Pensions Commutation Act of 1871, on the same terms and under the same conditions as commissioned officers; and whether, seeing that warrant officers are legally included in that Act, he will extend the privilege to the various classes of warrant officers mentioned in Articles 744 to 750 of the Royal Warrant for Pay, 1914?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Commissioned officers cannot commute their pensions below a figure which leaves them with £100 a year permanent income, so that the application to warrant officers of the conditions for commissioned officers would practically exclude warrant officers from commutation altogether. They are now allowed to commute down to 2s. a day.