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Armed Forces (Pensions And Gratuities)

Volume 648: debated on Thursday 9 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what compensation is paid to junior officers, non-commissioned officers and men of Her Majesty's forces who are injured or killed in course of their duty in peace time.

Provision is made under the Royal Warrants and other War Pensions Instruments for pensions, allowances and gratuities to be paid to persons disabled or bereaved, in consequence of service in the forces after 2nd September, 1939, in war or in peace.In addition, Service pensions or gratuities, related to service given, may be awarded by the Service Departments to regular members of the forces who are invalided from the service and to widows and children of those who die while serving. The rates and conditions of issue of these awards are laid down in the Army Pensions Warrant and the corresponding provisions for the other Services.