141. Mr. Amory
asked the Minister without Portfolio what steps he is taking to relate the Service pensions of those officers and other ranks who retired before the war to the present cost of living.
§ Mr. Alexander
There is already in existence a scheme for the increase of these pensions to the same extent as is provided for civilian pensions by the Pensions Increase Act of 1944. A Bill to amend the provisions of this Act is now before Parliament and, as the hon. Member will see from the accompanying explanatory memorandum, it is the intention to deal with these Service pensions on the same scale as the civilian pensions to which the Bill relates.