HC Deb 02 March 1921 vol 138 c1833W
Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if a decision has yet been arrived at as to whether the five years served on a short service agreement in those cases where a longer contract of service was not allowed on account of the age of the applicant can be considered as continuing service for award of service pension in cases where there has been a merely technical break of only a few days between the termination of this short service agreement and the commencement of a further term of over five years?


I regret being unable to make any general statement on this complicated question, but from the particulars kindly furnished by my hon. and gallant Friend of the individual case he has in mind, I think it is one in which a concession can properly be made, and all individual cases will also be considered on their merits.

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