§ Captain BOWYER
asked the Secretary of State for War and Air whether Article 516 of the Royal Warrant, 1914, has not been amended by the Royal Warrant of 13th September, 1919; whether by the latter retired officers re-employed in the War are allowed to have their pensions re-assessed at the new rates based on their original pre-retirement service; and whether he will now amend Article 516 so as to enable retired officers to count their re-employed War services in addition to their pre-retirement service in the assessment of their pensions?
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
Article 516 bars the re-assessment of retired pay in respect of the period of an officer's reemployment. It is not affected by the Warrant of 13th September, 1919, and there is no intention of altering it.