§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he can state the total amount paid for pensions and superannuation allowances, including those charged on the Consolidated Fund, in the last financial year.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. ELLIOT, Durham)
The total amount paid for civil pensions and retiring gratuities during 1902–3, including those charged on the Consolidated Fund but exclusive of naval or military retired pay, was £2,542,559. Of this the Admiralty absorbed £325,000, the War Office £191,100, and the Post Office £417,000. He would hand the hon. Member detailed particulars.