§ COLONEL FRENCH
said, in the absence of his hon. and gallant Friend (Colonel Dunne) he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether it has been determined by the Government to grant Retiring Pensions to Governors of Colonies; and, if so, after what period of service, and on what scale?
§ MR. CHICHESTER FORTESCUE
said, that the question of granting retiring allowances to Governors of Colonies had been considered by the Government of Lord Derby when they were preparing the Superannuation Bill, it having been suggested by the Colonial Office that some provision of that nature should be included in that Bill. Nothing, however, was done, and the present Government had not renewed the consideration of the question.