HC Deb 08 June 1920 vol 130 cc238-9W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether paragraph 11, National Reserve Regulations of 1913, states that if a National Reservist who is a pensioner be re-called or re-enlisted on account of imminent national danger the period of service will count towards increase of pension; and, if so, the reason for the refusal of the Commissioners, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, to grant the increase to such Reservists who are entitled to an increase of pension under the above-mentioned regulations?


When pension is drawn concurrently with pay during re-enlisted service, that service does not count for increase of pension. The regulations governing the action of the Chelsea Commissioners in this matter are those contained in Article 1158 of the Royal Warrant for Pay, 1914, which, under the terms of its Preamble, is to be obeyed as the sole authority in such matters. The change in this respect from the earlier regulation, which allowed a pensioner to count service for increase of pension, but not to draw pension concurrently with pay, was made in the edition of the Royal Warrant published in August, 1913.