§ MR. MORRELL (Oxfordshire, Woodstock)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, seeing that under the present working of the Poor Law Officers' Superannuation Act. 1896, the last union employing an officer has to pay the whole of his superannuation allowance without recovering any portion from the union or unions by whom the officer has bee[...] previously employed, he will consider the propriety of the formation of a central fund for the receipt of all superannuation contributions and payment of all superannuation allowances, such fund being raised and worked on the principles of an insurance company.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) In answer to a similar Question a few weeks ago I stated that there would be many difficulties in adopting such a scheme as that suggested, and that I could not at present give any promise to propose legislation to give effect to it. I added, however, that the whole subject should receive my careful consideration.