§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether the basis for assessing officers' pensions in connection with the airship R.101 has been calculated on the basis of officers being employed on active service or peace-time service; and whether, for pension purposes, he will consider recognising experimental flying as active service?
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
Pensions awarded to relatives of officers killed while carrying out experimental or other flying on duty are assessed on the scale applicable to deaths in action; and, as stated in the reply given to the hon. Member for Portsmouth, North (Sir B. Falle) on 19th November, the pensions awarded to the relatives of the officers who lost their lives in R.101 were on this scale.