HC Deb 22 January 1942 vol 377 c456W
Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the anomaly in the matter of officers' pensions caused when, in the Royal Warrant of August, 1938, giving increased retired pay to officers, it was not made retrospective, consequently officers retiring before the date of the Royal Warrant are drawing less retired pay than officers of the same rank and length of service who retired after August, 1938; and will he take steps to remedy this distinction?

Sir E. Grigg

It is the normal practice when introducing a new code of service retired pay not to apply it to officers who have already retired and I see no reason to make any exception to that practice in this instance.