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Officers' Pensions

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 4 November 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for War what has been the annual amount of money paid as pensions to retired Army officers during the years 1925. 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1929, respectively?

I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate the figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures:

The expenditure from Army funds on the retired pay of officers (excluding pensions for wounds) during the financial years 1925–1930 was as follows:

Year ended 31st March, 19263,320,339
Year ended 31st March, 19273,339,300
Year ended 31st March, 19283,358,362
Year ended 31st March, 19293,384,103
Year ended 31st March, 19303,422,500*

* Estimated expenditure.