§ Mr. de Freitas
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will reconsider the case of Wing Commander Hollingworth, of Ripon House, 24, Ripon Street, Lincoln, who, after more than 40 years' service in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force, receives a total pension of only £263 per year; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. C. I. Orr-Ewing
This officer qualified for a pension in 1938 in respect of his service as an airman. The pension was increased in 1945 to take account of his reckonable wartime service as an officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. To have an entitlement to retired pay as an officer, an ex-airman pensioner must have been granted a permanent commission. This condition is not met in the present case. His post-war service was under civilian conditions and pension has been awarded in respect of it at civilian rates. Representations which he has made for the re-assessment of his pension have been very fully considered on a number of occasions and on each it has been confirmed that he has been correctly dealt with under the regulations which apply to him.