HC Deb 30 March 1900 vol 81 c804
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state under what circumstances the Commissioner in Lunacy for Scotland, who recently retired, was granted superannuation allowance on the basis of thirty-five years service, although his actual service was only twenty-eight years.


Seven years were added to this officer's services under Section 4 of the Superannuation Act of 1859, which enables a number of years, not exceeding twenty, to be added for pension purposes to the actual service in the case of officers requiring "professional or other peculiar qualifications, not ordinarily to be acquired in the public service."