HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 c2785W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in view of the still enhanced cost of living above the index figure of July, 1914, it will be possible to avoid the discontinuance of the bonus on disability and wounds pensions which is timed to take effect as and from the 31st March next; and whether he will consider the possibility of reducing the said bonus in accordance with the fall in the cost of living as evidenced by the index figure published by the Board of Trade?

Major TRYON:

The hon. and gallant Member is aware that that rate disability pensions and retired pay will not be liable to adjustment till 1926 and his question presumably relates to the honus at present added to the sum of wound pension and retired pay under Article 1 (3)