§ MR. J. R. KELLY
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether Civil Service writers who may be recommended by the heads of their Departments for appointments as statistical abstractors, but who previously to becoming writers may have been clerks in Government offices and have commuted their pensions, would be ineligible for such appointments under the provisions of the Superannuation Acts or otherwise?
§ MR. JACKSON
I do not know who the officers are described by the hon. Member as statistical abstractors, and I, therefore, can give no reply as to the particular instance which he cites. The Superannuation Act requires the Government to recall pensioners to the Service when practicable. That and the Commutation Act prescribe the reductions to be made in receipts of pensioned men re-appointed to the Public Service, whether they are drawing or whether they have commuted their pensions.