§ Mr. LYLE
asked the Minister of Pensions whether alternative pensions are allowed to officers and not to nurses; whether these pensions permit officers to be placed in the same financial position as they enjoyed before the War, plus an increase; if they are thereby benefited more than by the pensions ordinarily laid down, while nurses are not allowed to so benefit; and whether, in view of the feeling amongst nurses generally, he will reconsider the distinction, with a view to a change being made?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
Alternative pensions have not hitherto been allowed for nurses by the Royal Pension Warrants. The question of extending the benefits of this class of pension to nurses is at present under consideration, but I am not yet in a position to make any announcement.