§ MR. O. V. MORGAN (Battersea)
asked the hon. Member for the Knutsford Division of Cheshire, Whether any, and what, decision has been arrived at as to the superannuation to be granted to the men who have for many years been employed at Battersea Park, and who have been dismissed by the Metropolitan Board of Works since that Body has taken over the control of the Park?
§ COLONEL HUGHES (Woolwich)
(who replied) said: The only men formerly employed at Battersea Park to whom the Board is legally empowered to grant pensions are those who would have had a right to a pension if they had continued to serve under the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works. All the men who had such right, and who have been discharged by the Board since Battersea Park came under its control, have had pensions granted to them. With respect to the discharged men who had no such right, it is clearly beyond the Board's statutory authority to make any pecuniary provision for them.