HC Deb 07 May 1894 vol 24 c465
MR. CALDWELL (Lanark, Mid)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the 35th Annual Report of the Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland in which he points out the necessity for having the provisions of the Scotch Pension Act assimilated to the English Pension Act; and whether he intends to introduce a remedial measure this Session?


I am, of course, aware of the opinion expressed in the Report of the Inspector of Constabulary. The hon. Member is, no doubt, aware that in the English and Scottish Police Pension Bills, as introduced in 1890, the scales were identical, but that the Select Committee of this House, which was composed almost entirely of Scottish Members to whom the latter Bill was referred, reported in favour of a uniform scale of sixtieths, and this view was endorsed by the Legislature.