HC Deb 26 June 1899 vol 73 c601
MR. COLLERY (Sligo, N.)

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that under the Superannuation Acts the Government have power to call upon superannuated officials to serve again when in a competent state of health, such officials have a right to claim re-employment when under 60 years of age and restored to good health.


There is no such right. Heads of departments are glad, where possible, to re-employ an efficient officer, but it may often be impossible to do so with justice to the claims of those who have remained in the service; and it would very seldom happen that a Civil servant retired on the ground of permanent incapacity from ill-health would be fit for re-employment.