SIR THOMAS CHAMBEES
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he has had under consideration the increased charge on the Pension List that will arise from the compulsory retirement of efficient clerks, at the age of 60, in the Admiralty and War Office?
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GUILDERS)
My right hon. Friend has requested me to answer this Question. The retirement of clerks at the age of 60 is within the contemplation of the Superannuation Act; and if all retirements took place at that age, there is no reason to think that the increase of the aggregate charge 820 for pensions would, under ordinary circumstances, call for the special attention of the Board of Treasury.