§ 111. Mr. G. Wallace
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is prepared to consider allowing police pensioners who retired from the service prior to the war and then rejoined for the period of hostilities, to count their period of war service as ranking for additional pension.
§ Mr. Ede
Section 27 of the Police Pensions Act, 1921, already provides that a member of the First Police Reserve who rejoins the police for service in an emergency, or his widow, is entitled to a pension in the event of his incapacity or death as a result of an injury received in the execution of duty. I can see no grounds on which I should be justified in introducing legislation to provide that in addition the service which members of the First Police Reserve have performed during the war should count towards their ordinary police pension.