Mr. J. JONES
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he has received a petition from the storeholders and principal foremen of the Royal Ordnance Department at Aldershot with regard to reassessment of pensions; whether he is aware that by Army Order all re-enlisted pre-war service pensioners are to have their pensions reassessed, but pensioners holding positions like these men in Aldershot are not included; and whether, in view of the fact that in the improved pension scheme for the Royal Navy men holding similar positions are included, and of the tact that the men at Aldershot are employed wholly on military work and were kept in their present positions during the War because of their indispensability, he will give instructions that they shall be included in the scheme for reassessment of pensions?
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
A petition has been received. The decision already announced, which covers these and other similar cases, and which was come to after full consideration, cannot be altered. I would refer the hon. Member to the reply to a similar question by the hon. Member for York, given on 9th December by the Secretary of State.