§ Mr. P. M. OLIVER
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will take steps to amend Army Order 325, of 1919, so that pre-War pensioners who were re-employed but not re-enlisted during the Great War, and have given satisfactory paid military service, may be entitled to have their pensions reassessed at the rates laid down in the Order; and, failing amendment of the Order, whether he will bring the matter before the Army Council so that an addition to that effect may be authorised to the Order?
§ Mr. WALSH
As stated in Army Order 325 of 1919, only those pensioners who re-enlisted for the Great War are eligible to have their pensions re-assessed on the post-War scale. The question of modifying this requirement has been very carefully considered, and it has been decided that no modification can be made. Pre-War pensioners who are not eligible for reassessment under Army Order 325 of 1919 come within the scope of the Pensions Increase Act, 1920, and of the new Bill which will shortly be introduced improving the conditions, if they satisfy its requirements.1186W