§ CAPTAIN FREEMAN-THOMAS (Hastings)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether the postmen's Sunday pay is taken into consideration in calculating their pensions; and whether the loss of regular Sunday duty involves not only a reduction in their average weekly wages, but also a reduction in their pensions when they become due.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The average annual amount of Sunday duty pay received during the three years immediately preceding the date of retirement is taken into consideration in calculating the pensions of postmen, provided that the Sunday duty performed has been fairly regular, and that the pay received annually has not been less than the equivalent of one week's wages. If an officer has not performed Sunday duty in accordance with these conditions, the pay is not reckoned for pension.