HC Deb 02 December 1937 vol 329 c2281W
Mr. Joel

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will state the conditions which entail cancellation of disability pensions; and what forms of imprisonment are among them?

Mr. Ramsbotham

Under the Forfeiture Act, 1870, a disability pension ceases to be payable on conviction for treason or felony, if the pensioner is sentenced to penal servitude, or any term of imprisonment with hard labour or exceeding 12 months. Under Article 128 of the Pay Warrant, 1914, a disability pension is subject to forfeiture for the commission of any felonious act, gross fraud or gross misconduct, proved to the satisfaction of the Minister of Pensions.