§ 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?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
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.