HC Deb 19 March 1896 vol 38 cc1351-2

On behalf of the hon. Member for North St. Pancras (Mr. MOON), I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether, although by 39 and 40 Vic. c. 53 Civil Servants in certain unhealthy places can reckon two years' service as three, many who from length of service would be entitled to receive the maximum pension are detained in unhealthy places in the far East and elsewhere until they reach the age of 60; and whether the Government will consider the advisability of remedying this hardship?


If by residence in an unhealthy climate a Civil Servant becomes permanently incapacitated for duty before 60 years of age, he can retire on a special rate of pension, but if his health does not break down, the Superannuation Act requires him to continue his service for pension till 60. I see no hardship in this.

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