HC Deb 27 March 1919 vol 114 cc626-7W
Major M'LEAN

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that officers accepting Government employment are at a disadvantage in that they are liable to a tax of 10 per cent. on their pay and that previous Army service does not count towards pension in their new appointment?


My hon. and gallant friend presumably refers to the statutory deduction, under the Rules made under Sub-section (6) of the Superannuation Act, 1887, from the civil salary of ex-officers in receipt of retired pay on account of their naval or military service. As I have stated on previous occasions, a Bill is being prepared to empower the Treasury to amend those Rules.