HC Deb 28 November 1950 vol 481 cc133-4W
109. Mr. H. Brooke

asked the Secretary of State for War how long the rule has existed that men who enlisted in a unit of the British Army raised in the Middle East are eligible for disability pension at only two-thirds of the normal rate; and whether he will reconsider this rule in cases where the disabled man is a British subject now permanently resident in this country.

Mr. Strachey

This rule has existed, generally speaking, since the formation of the units concerned. The rate of pension is based broadly on the local conditions and, in accordance with the general principle regarding the payment of pensions, no adjustment is made when the pensioner moves to another country where local standards may be higher or lower.