HC Deb 12 April 1897 vol 48 c1067

In fixing the amount of superannuation allowance under this Act, the Secretary for Scotland shall take into consideration the amount of the superannuation allowance, if any, granted to the assessor in respect of any service under Her Majesty's Government.

MR. CALDWELL moved after the word "assessor," to insert the words, "and other persons."


I think we have a right to claim from the Leader of the Opposition some declaration of his policy. [Laughter.]

Question put, "That those words be there inserted."

The Committee divided:—Ayes, 13; Noes, 122.—(Division List, No. 183.)

Question put, "That Clause 5 stand part of the Bill."

The Committee proceeded to a Division.


stated that he thought the Ayes had it, and on his decision being challenged, said it appeared to him that the Division was frivolously claimed. He accordingly directed the Ayes and the Noes successively to stand up in their places. It appeared that the Noes were 13, and the Chairman declared that the Ayes had it.—(Division List, No. 184.)

Clause 6,—