§ Mr. G. BARNES
asked the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to the allegation that an officer in the machinery department, Royal Dockyard, Woolwich, has recently been retired on a pension on two salaries, plus 75 per 1853W cent. of the bonuses attached to each, and that the same officer has now been invited to return and take charge of a new or reconstituted branch of the service; and, if so, will his pension for former service be still paid to him?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
I am unable to identify the case referred to, or to understand what existing rules as to pay or pension may have given rise to the suggestions made, but if I am furnished with the name of the officer I shall be happy to inform my right hon. Friend of the true facts as to his remuneration.