§ Mr. Lipson
asked the Secretary of State for Air how much it would cost to restore the cuts imposed in 1935 on retired officers' pensions?
§ Sir A. Sinclair
I would refer the hon. Member to the general terms of the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War on 18th February to a similar question regarding Army officers. So far as Royal Air Force officers are concerned, the estimated additional cost, corresponding to that given for Army officers, would be approximately £17,000 a year for those at present in receipt of retired pay, and between £40,000 and £50,000 a year for those who may be expected to be in receipt of retired pay at the end of the war.