HC Deb 06 March 1928 vol 161 cc266-7W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether it is intended to make further provision for the ex-service men pensioned under Article 1163, 1914 Warrant, and Army Order 330 of 1920, between the 4th August, 1914, and 30th September, 1921, seeing that the provisions of the Pensions Increase Act do not apply to them?

Lieut.-Colonel JACKSON

The provisions of the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920, were applied to Army pensioners by Army Order 347 of 1920, but men pensioned after 4th August, 1914, under Article 1163 of the Pay Warrant, 1914, and Army Order 330 of 1918 are not eligible for increases. Such men were not serving on pensionable engagements and would not be eligible for service pensions under the present Regulations, and I do not consider that their service merits further provision, which would be contrary to one of the fundamental principles of those Regulations.

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