HC Deb 26 July 1904 vol 138 c1195
MR. THORNTON (Clapham)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that upon their Promotion to the establishment the senior assistant clerks of the abstractor class were not, in many cases, made aware that they would be compulsorily retired at the age of sixty-five, either by the Treasury or by the heads of their respective departments; and, if so, whether he can take any steps to prevent their compulsory retirement at this age.

(Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.) The Treasury has no power to exempt abstractors or assistant clerks from the operation of the Order in Council of the 29th November, 1898, which prescribes compulsory retirement at the age of sixty-five.