HC Deb 29 June 1905 vol 148 cc531-2
MR. YOXALL (Nottingham, W.)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the practice of the Treasury, even prior to the passing of the Superannuation Act, 1859, to reckon towards pension temporary service followed wilhout interruption by established service, he will explain why the senior assistant clerks are called upon to deduct half their temporary service, amounting in some cases to as much as twelve-sixtieths of their salary; and whether he will revise the rules enforcing such a deduction, to allow them to reckon all their continuous service towards pension.

(Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.) It has not been the invariable practice of the Treasury to reckon temporary service for pension when followed by established service. The practice depends on the circumstances of each class of employment. Registered copyists were not †See page 257. entitled by the conditions of their employment to reckon for pension any of their service as such. When appointed assistant clerks they are allowed, as a special concession, to reckon half of such service; and I see no reason for carrying this concession any further.