Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of National Defence) moved the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution:
That it is expedient to bring in a measure to amend the Militia Pension Act to bring up to date the existing provisions of the Act and to provide that time served on active service be included in the pensionable term of service of persons appointed to the permanent force prior to the first of April, 1946; and also to add a new part to the Act, respecting pensions, allowances and gratuities, applicable to all persons joining the permanent force after the 31st of March, 1946, and to those persons coming under the present Act, who may, instead of remaining thereunder, elect to come under the new part.
He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.