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Officers' Half Pay And Retired Pay Declarations

Volume 91: debated on Monday 25 March 1901

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I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that inconvenience and delay may be caused to officers in receipt of half-pay or retired pay by the necessity of their declarations being attested by specified persons according to existing regulations, he will consider the desirability of allowing agents or bankers to give the necessary certificates of their clients being alive, according to the practice which prevails for analogous claims in the Indian Army.

Such declarations are required by the Appropriation Act. I will consider the question further.