§ MR. RANKIN
asked the Postmaster General, When the new Annuity and Insurance Tables, necessary under the Government Annuities Act of 1882, will be published?
§ MR. FAWCETT
In reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that by the provisions of the Act the Tables have, in the first instance, to be prepared by the National Debt Commissioners, and I understand that the Commissioners have been for some time engaged in their preparation. The Tables have subsequently to be sanctioned by the Treasury, and then laid on the Table for 30 days. Whenever these necessary formalities are completed, the Post Office will at once be ready to bring the new scheme of annuities and insurance into operation.