HC Deb 13 November 1945 vol 415 c2061W
Captain Swingler

asked the Secretary of State for War how many officers and other ranks who were in receipt of retired pay or pensions prior to 3rd September, 1939, were re-employed during the war; and how many are now so re-employed.

Mr. Lawson

Exact figures are not available, but it is estimated that some 3, 000 prewar retired pay officers have been re-employed at one time or another during the war, and that between 800 and 900 are still re-employed, although the numbers are falling rapidly. The corresponding figures for other ranks could not be obtained without considerable labour and research in the various Army Pay Offices.

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