HC Deb 27 July 1896 vol 43 c684
SIR LEWIS McIVER (Edinburgh, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury what steps steps have been taken with regard to the memorial presented in December 1893, to the Treasury through the Science and Art Department, South Kensington, on behalf of the employees in the Works Department there, praying that the petitioners might be accorded the benefit of superannuation; and what action the Treasury intend to take with regard to the request therein contained?


The reply of the Treasury to this Memorial was given so far back as the 19th November 1894. In that reply it was stated that— A proposal to review the general arrangements under which workmen in continuous Government employment are engaged on full market rate of wages, and without a claim to pension, is one which affects very large bodies of men, and could not be confined to a particular Department, and that the Treasury were "not prepared to disturb the existing regulations."