HC Deb 05 March 1923 vol 161 cc56-7W
Captain BENN

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the Government can propose legislation with a view to the amendment of Army Order No. 325 of 1919, in order that all pre-War service pensions may be put on the same footing; and whether he will consider the modification of Army Order No. 347 of 1920, with a view to the more generous treatment of these pre-War pensioners?

Lieut.-Colonel JACKSON:

If the hon. and gallant Member requires an answer on the authority of the Government he should address his question to the Treasury; but, in view of the limited total sum available for the maintenance of the Army, the Army Council is not in a position to suggest such legislation.