§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is the intention of the War Office to utilise the services of Army Medical Officers on the retired list; whether such officers, when re-employed, will receive the same pay, allowances, and military status as other officers of their rank and standing; and, whether their additional service will count for increased pension when compulsorily retired by age, or what advantages will they derive?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)
Retired medical officers will be employed from time to time as their services become necessary. When so re-employed their remuneration is limited by the Royal Warrant to the sum of £150 a-year beyond their retired pay, and their service does not count towards increase of retired pay. I may add that this re-employment during peace is entirely at the option of the retired officers. If a retired officer be called out for service in a time of national emergency, the conditions of employment would be altogether different.