§ Mr. HURD
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he has received representations of the unfairness of the proposed reduction of the retired pay of Army officers by 7 per cent. as applied to those who have commuted a portion of their pensions, and especially the fact that the reduction is made to bear on the amount of the whole original pension, the commutation of any portion being ignored; and whether in such cases the commutation can be treated as a complete transaction?
§ Mr. SHINWELL
One or two representations have been received, but it is regretted that, in fairness to those who have not commuted any part of their retired pay, it is not possible to alter the established practice in the matter.