§ Colonel ASHLEY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the War Office if he will state the number respectively of pre-War service pensioners who have been refused re-assessment of their service pensions on the ground that they have not completed 12 months' paid military service during the War; that they have served during the War with Overseas Forces; and that they have not given satisfactory paid military service during the War, although employed as recruiters, instructors, or on other work of national importance under the Government?
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
The 12 months' service condition is no longer in operation, and refusals on that ground are rescinded. About 200 and 1,400 applications respectively have been refused on the other two grounds stated, but it will, of course, be understood that these figures give no reliable indication of the numbers affected by the Regulations in question.