HC Deb 08 March 1955 vol 538 c24W
105. Sir E. Errington

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that in paragraph 26 of Command Paper No. 9092, relating to the retired pay and pensions of Forces officers, there is a mis-statement to the effect that the Report of the May Committee, Command Paper No. 3920, recommended the abandonment of the system under which the retired pay of Forces officers, retired under the 1919 arrangements, varied with the cost of living; and, in view of the May Committee's recommendation that the bringing into line of retired pay with the cost of living should be accelerated, whether he will publish an amending document.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I would refer my hon. Friend to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury's replies yesterday to Questions by my hon. Friends the Members for Devon, North (Brigadier Peto) and Wycombe (Mr. John Hall).