§ Mr. BULLOCK
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he can state the present policy of the Government with regard to the pensions claims of Army pensioner ranker officers; whether the matter has been further considered since the official announcement of 27th July, 1923; and whether these men will in any way benefit under the contemplated Pensions Increase Act announced in the King's Speech?
§ Mr. GWYNNE
As regards the first and second parts of the question, the present policy is as indicated in the official announcement of 27th July, and the decision then indicated has not been reconsidered. As regards the third part, I am not in a position to anticipate the provisions of the Bill, but there is no intention of differentiating against pensioner ranker officers in the matter of any additional benefits which may be authorised by Parliament for pensioners generally.