§ MR. PICKERSG1LL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury with reference to the case of Mr. George Lowe, who was in February, 1888, retired from the Accountant General's Office of the Customs when he was within three days of completing his 25 years of service, why his request to be allowed to complete the year was not complied with; and whether the year will be allowed to him in reckoning pension?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON, Leeds, N.)
Mr. Lowe applied to be allowed to retire on abolition terms. After some hesitation assent was given. He had not at that date completed 25 years' service, and his pension was therefore calculated on 24 years' service. Some delay took place owing to the request for abolition terms.