HC Deb 05 June 1888 vol 326 cc1168-9
MR. T. ROBINSON (Gloucester)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether it is the practice in the County of Gloucester and other counties in England to deduct 2½ per cent from the salaries and wages of every member of the County Police Force for the purpose of establishing a superannuation fund for the benefit of every member of the Force after 30 years' service; and, whether this superannuation fund is secured to them in the Local Government Bill now before Parliament; and, if not, whether he will undertake to introduce a clause for that purpose when the Bill is in Committee?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

Whatever powers with regard to the superannuation of the police were possessed by the Justices in Quarter Sessions will, under Clause 7 of the Bill, be transferred to the Joint Committee of the Quarter Sessions and County Council; and the funds in hand for superannuation purposes will be transferred to the County Council under Clause 63 (1), by whom they will be held for the same purposes and subject to the same conditions as they would have been held by the Justices if the Bill had not passed.