HC Deb 18 December 1945 vol 417 c1261W
Captain Swingler

asked the Secretary of State for War how many re-employed officers serving on VE-Day were in. receipt of other ranks pensions in respect of previous service.

Mr. Lawson

This information is not available and could only be obtained by considerable research among individual records, involving much clerical work and correspondence, and it would be some time before any reliable figures could be produced. All Army pay offices are now working under extreme pressure in order to keep abreast of release requirements and I do not feel justified in requiring them to undertake this particular research.