HC Deb 09 April 1891 vol 352 c128

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consider the possibility of dispensing with the second certificate Metropolitan Police pensioners residing beyond the district are required to transmit as to their identity, and of accepting the single certificate of either a Magistrate, the minister of the parish, or a Superintendent or Inspector of Police, having regard to the infirm condition of many pensioners, and the difficulty not a few have in finding a signatory who knows them personally other than a Superintendent or Inspector of Police; and if the pensions of out-residents could be paid through the Post Office, as in the case of Army pensions, instead of through a bank, which may be far from their houses?


I have already sanctioned regulations which I shall be happy to show to my hon. Friend, which will, I hope, be effective in introducing the alterations which are suggested in the question, and removing the inconveniences of the old system.