HC Deb 01 July 1920 vol 131 c692W

asked the Secretary of State for War when he expects that his Department will be able to ensure publication of the new rules and regulations affecting service pensions?


No change is at present contemplated in the rules of officers' retired pay and soldiers' pensions granted for service. The conditions were published in Army Orders 324 and 325 of 1919, and certain amendments of details are contained in Army Order 179 of 1920. I am sending the hon. Member copies of these Orders. If, however, the hon. Member is referring to additions for service to disabled soldiers in receipt of pensions, this is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Pensions. As regards increases to small pensions (Civil and Military) granted before the War, I would refer the hon. Member to the answers given on the 28th June by my right hon. Friends the Prime Minister and the Leader of the House.