HC Deb 20 June 1938 vol 337 cc723-4W
Mr. McEntee

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that, in regard to the military pension of ex-prison officer J. S. Maslen, Bristol, the pensioner was asked to refund the whole of his military pension in order that his full period in the prison service may count for civil pension, including the war years during which Mr. Maslen served with the Colours; whether he is aware that a part of the military pension, representing 12 years, was due to Army service prior to the Great War and before he entered the prison service; and whether he will withdraw the request to the man to refund the whole of the military pension?

Captain Wallace

I would refer the hon. Member to my predecessor's replies to him of 13th July, 1937, and 24th March, 1938, which explained fully the facts of this case. No request was made to Mr. Maslen to refund his military pension for the purpose stated: he was merely informed that he could do so if he wished.