§ Mr. Onslow
asked the Secretary of State for Defence under what authority the rank element of a war service disability pension is reckoned as a service element.
§ Mr. Boyden
The rank element of a disability pension awarded under the Army Pay Warrant, 1940, falls to be considered as a service element in the context of Civil Service superannuation awards. In that it is related to length of service in a particular rank or ranks it gives rise to non-effective pay for the purposes of Section 82 of the Superannuation Act, 1965 (formerly Section 5 of the Superannuation Act, 1887).