HC Deb 25 May 1921 vol 142 cc161-2W

asked the Minister of Pensions when the new post-war scale of pension will be in operation?


The publication of post-War scales of pension is a matter for the Service Departments. With regard to pre-War life disability pensioners who served again in the Navy in the Great War, and were again invalided, I am glad to be able to inform my hon. Friend that their case has now been satisfactorily settled. They will be treated in the same manner as the men whose service was continuous, and they will accordingly, if otherwise eligible, be given the benefit of the increased rates which I announced on the 4th May, 1920, in answer to a question put to me by the hon. and gallant Member for the Fylde Division of Lancashire. Awards on this basis will be made forthwith. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the answer to which I have referred.