§ Viscount WOLMER
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the distressing circumstances of the 1902 retired Army schoolmistresses, whose pensions still remain at the pre-war standard, 2s. per day; and whether in view of the fact that there are only about 114 of these ladies still living, he could see his way to recommend an increase of pension to meet the increased cost of living?
§ Mr. FORSTER
I regret that it is not possible to except these ladies from the general decision of the Government as to increase of past service pensions. They are not, I fear, the only class on whom present conditions bear hardly.