HC Deb 15 July 1924 vol 176 c234W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that Mr. R. F. C. Keats, a dockyard pensioner, No. 3204a, has had his pension reduced from £56 5s, 4d. to £40 13s. 8d. per annum with effect from the 1st April last; and on what grounds this reduction was made?


The reduction of pension referred to by the hon. and gallant Member in the case of Mr. R. F. C. Keats, a retired fitter of Portsmouth dockyard, was, in accordance with the limitation imposed by the Pensions (Increase) Act., that, as a widower with no dependent children under 16 years of age, his total income, including increase of pension, must not exceed £150 a year. If the hon. and gallant Member will communicate with me, I shall be pleased to furnish him with the details of the case.