§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the total number of Civil Service pre-War pensioners on the rolls to-day; the number receiving the benefits of the Pensions Increase Acts, 1920 to 1924; and comparative figures when the Pensions Increase Acts, 1920 to 1924, came into force?
So far as can be estimated, the total number of Civil Service pre-War pensioners on the rolls on 25th February, 1929, was 13,765, and the number receiving on that date the590W benefits of the Pensions (Increase) Acts, 1920 and 1924, was 8,633; the comparative figures when the Pensions (Increase) Acts, 1920 and 1924, came into force were:
In the above figures the term "pre-War pensioners" is taken as meaning not only persons in receipt of pensions granted before 4th August, 1914, but as including also those whose pensions were granted before 16th August, 1920 (the date of the passing of the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920) where the increase over the corresponding pre-War pension by way of supplement on account of bonus or otherwise was less than the increase authorised by that Act.
August, 1920 23,982 and 14,896 August, 1924 19,064 and 12,183