HC Deb 02 August 1906 vol 162 c1381

I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether Mr. John Fagan, late of the Ordnance Survey, Dublin, who was recently, after eight years service, discharged on reduction of the establishment, has been refused the gratuity provided for in such cases by the rules; and, if so, will he explain why.


Under the Treasury regulations temporary civil assistants on the Ordnance Survey are only eligible for a gratuity on discharge or retirement if they have completed seven years service after sixteen years of age. This condition is not fulfilled in the case of Mr. Fagan, and I regret therefore that it is impossible to recommend him for a gratuity.