HC Deb 05 August 1924 vol 176 cc2769-70W

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of Government factories at present engaged upon the manufacture of ammunition, and the purpose for which such ammunition is intended?


The number of the Government factories in question is two, namely, Waltham Abbey, where the cordite is manufactured, and Woolwich

Army Regulations provide, in the event of Army pensioners being recalled or invited to return to service in case of a national emergency, that such pensioners will be entitled to draw their pensions while serving and count their war service for additional pension; and whether he will give the reference to the present Regulation?


The present Regulation is Article 1026 of the Royal Warrant, which provides that a service pensioner re-enlisted on or after 27th September, 1920, shall cease to draw pension (except the pension for distinguished conduct) from the date of re-enlistment. Such a man counts the further service for pension.