Marquess of TITCHFIELD
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that the fighting services are not so well treated as regards bonus and pensions in relation to the cost-of-living as are the Civil Service, he will cause an inquiry to be held into this question with a view to equalising the conditions?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
No, Sir. Seeing that the pay and pensions of the rank and file of the three fighting services are not subject to adjustment with the cost-of-living, and only 20 per cent. of the pay and retired pay of officers is so adjusted, I cannot accept the Noble Lord's statement of fact.