HC Deb 22 April 1929 vol 227 cc645-6W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that in the case of pre-War pensioners who are employed in the Post Office the uniforms they are required to wear and which are provided by the State are counted as additional benefits when calculating amounts under the provisions of the Pensions (Increase) Act; and can he see his way so to amend the regulations as to exempt uniforms from being included in the calculation referred to?


The conditions under which increase of a pension is granted under the Pensions (Increase) Acts or the corresponding Royal Warrants require that the whole income of the pensioner, whether in cash or in kind, shall be taken into account. The value of free uniform is calculated on an average at about £2 and I regret that I am unable to exclude it.