§ MR. F. S. STEVENSON: (Suffolk, Eye)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the fact that page 590 of the Local Government Board's Annual Return (1890–91) only gives the number of officers under Local Authorities to whom superannuation allowances were awarded during the year, together with the total amount of these allowances, he will state what was the total amount of money expended during the year by the various classes of Local Authorities upon pensions and superannuation allowances; and whether he will agree to a Motion for a Return dealing with the matter?
§ MR. RITCHIE
The Local Government Board have particulars of the superannuation allowances awarded by the Poor Law Authorities in each year, but they have no Return of the amounts actually paid by the Authorities in respect of pensions during the year. If the hon. Member will give notice as to the Return which he desires to move for, I will consider whether the Motion can be assented to.