HC Deb 01 December 1948 vol 458 cc178-9W
68. Sir W. Wakefield

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he will arrange for the payment of pension, or retired pay, to be made to a bank for those temporary and commissioned officers who desire this method of payment, thus obviating unnecessary waste of time calling at a post office each week.

Mr. Dugdale

Temporary warrant and commissioned officers receiving retired pay are paid through a bank unless they wish otherwise. It is assumed therefore that the hon. Member is referring to pensioner ratings granted temporary warrants or commissions who continue to receive pensions on the ratings' scale, which are paid through the Post Office in the same way as other ratings' pensions. While for reasons of administrative economy I cannot agree to make payments to such officers through a bank, I should be willing to arrange for them to be paid by quarterly postal draft if they prefer it. Applications to change the method of payment should be made to the Director of Navy Accounts.