§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
asked the Surveyor General of the Ordnance, Whether the men employed in charge of stores at the Government Magazine, Purfleet, are entitled to a pension after twenty years' service, taking into consideration the risk incurred in their work, and the fact that their pay has been reduced?
§ THE SURVEYOR GENERAL (Mr. NORTHCOTE) (Exeter)
The men employed at Purfleet serve on the same conditions as men employed elsewhere under the Ordnance Store Department. Unless their employment commenced before the 19th of April, 1859, they are not entitled to pensions. In the event of their being injured while on duty, through no fault of their own, they would be entitled to compensation. Their pay has not been reduced.