§ MR. E. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN (Rochester)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the salary of the Governor of Borstal Convict Prison was reduced on his promotion to that post from the post of Deputy Governor of Portsmouth;. and, if so, whether it is customary to reduce the salary of officers when thus promoted?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
By rules made under the Superannuation Act of 1887, an officer drawing an Army pension is made liable to a deduction of not less than 10 per cent. of his civil pay, if appointed after the date of the Act. A transfer to a new office in the same-Service is equivalent to a new appointment. The result is that in this case, though the pay of the new office is. higher than than of the office vacated, the appointee receives less, and will continue to do so until the salary of his new office rises by annual increments to its full amount.