HC Deb 31 July 1924 vol 176 cc2269-70W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that Quartermaster-Sergeant Thomas Curtis, late of the Dorset Regiment, who is nearly 70 years of age and who has lost both his legs, was entitled to a pension of 2s. 1½d. per diem after 21 years' service; that Quartermaster-Sergeant Curtis extended his service by an additional 10 years 103 days, thereby becoming entitled to an additional 9d. per diem; and that, as a result, he will be penalised to the extent of £2 16s. per annum because he stayed with the forces for longer than seven additional years; and whether he will see what can be done to meet such cases of hardship?


I have been asked to reply, and I would refer the hon. Member to my answer to his similar question on 17th instant.