HC Deb 24 March 1938 vol 333 cc1394-5W
Mr. McEntee

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in giving an opportunity to ex-prison officer J. S. Maslen, Bristol, to refund his military pension, in consequence of the operation of Section 5 of the Superannuation Act, 1887, in order to give him the full advantage of the civil pension for the war years, the offer to refund the military pension covered any period in operation prior to J. S. Maslen joining the prison service?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

The answer is in the affirmative. Mr. Maslen would not have been qualified for any military pension unless his Colour and Reserve service both prior and subsequent to his joining the prison service had been taken into account for the purpose of such pension. Accordingly, as I explained in my reply to the hon. Member of 13th July last, since Mr. Maslen has elected that this award should stand, it is not possible to reckon his service prior to I2th June, 1918, for civil pension also.