§ Viscount WOLMER
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether men who enlisted in the Defence Force and who were Army pensioners forfeited their pensions under the Royal Warrant as long as they drew pay in the Defence Force, whilst men who enlisted in the Defence Force and who were Navy pensioners continued to draw their naval pensions while drawing their pay in the Defence Corps; and, if so, the grounds on which this discrepancy has been permitted?
§ Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. The rules at present in force in the two services differ in this respect. The present view of the Army Council is that Army pay and Army pension should not be drawn concurrently, and the Royal Warrant for the pay, etc., of the Defence Force was issued on this basis.