HC Deb 09 December 1920 vol 135 c2442W
Major COPE

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that ex-officers of the Royal Marines who received a commission during the War, after having served in the ranks, now receive a pension of £4 16s. 1½d. per week, and that ex-officers of the Army commissioned from the ranks under the same conditions only receive a pension of £1 7s. 1½d. per week; and will he consider the advisability of placing these ex-Army officers in the same position with regard to pension as the ex-officers of the Royal Marines in the same class, provided that the pension received by ex-Army officers during their war service is refunded by them?


I regret I can add nothing to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Lord Privy Seal on 17th December, 1919, in reply to a similar question put by the hon. and gallant Member for Fylde (Colonel Ashley).