§ MR. CLELAND (Glasgow, Bridgeton)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the compulsory retirements at the War Office and General Post Office of abstractors, after over thirty years service, on pensions of about 12s. or 13s. per week, he will take steps to revise the rules which compel abstractors to deduct, when reckoning their service for pension, half their un-established service which merged into permanent service, so as to put them on a similar footing to those who entered the service under precisely the same regulations as to pension, and who are allowed to count the whole of their temporary service towards superannuation.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY (Mr. MCKENNA,) Monmouthshire, N.
I regret that I can add nothing to the Answers which have been repeatedly given by myself and my predecessors on this subject. In particular I would refer the hon. Member to the replies which I gave to Questions by the hon. Members for Woolwich and Blackburn on March 26th and May 17th last respectively.†