§ 130. Brigadier Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what action he proposes to take to bring pre-1950 Service pensions in line with Service pensions obtainable today.
§ 131. Brigadier Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will carry out an early review of service widows' pensions to bring them into line with the present cost of living.
§ Mr. Mayhew
Under the proposals recently announced, Armed Forces pension codes, including widows' and dependants' pensions, will be increased by 16 per cent. if effective from 1st April, 1956 or earlier and between 2 per cent. and 12 per cent. if effective after that date. This compares with an increase in the cost of living of 10 per cent. since the operative date of the previous measure.
§ Miss Quennell
asked the Secretary of State for Defence, when the commutation of pension regulations were last revised for all three Services.