HC Deb 19 November 1919 vol 121 c937W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that, under the Royal Warrant published on the 13th September, 1919, the pension of a Royal Army Medical Corps major, payable after twenty years' service, is reduced from £365 to £321, and that, in effect, such an officer will be worse off, so far as regards pension, than the Infantry officer who joins the Army straight from school; and whether he will state what is the reason for this anomaly and injustice, seeing that the Royal Army Medical Corps major has to go through an expensive technical course to qualify before entering the Army, while the higher rate of pension is given to those whose military education is largely furnished at the expense of the State?


My attention has already been called to this point, and it is under consideration.