HC Deb 29 July 1952 vol 504 c93W
4. Mr. R. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that retired officers who were placed on the Reserve after 1919 and given a gratuity in lieu of retired pay and who were recalled to the Colours in 1939 are unable to claim additional Service gratuity or retired pay in respect of their second period of service; that those officers who received retired pay instead of gratuity and were recalled have been granted additions in respect of their 1939–45 war service; and whether he will take steps to end this anomaly by removing the discrimination against officers with gratuity and so put both classes on an equal footing.

Mr. Head

This distinction was made deliberately and I think that the reasons for it were sound.

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