§ MR. YOUNGER (Ayr Burghs)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the case of a clerk in the office of the Inspectors of Taxes, in Edinburgh, who has just been retired on reaching the age of sixty-two, after thirty-nine years service: 358 whether that age is the limit fixed for retirement on pension of established officers; and whether, having regard to the fact that the clerk in question, who had most confidential duties to discharge, was only in receipt of 30s. per week up till eight years ago, and has never received more than 60s.por week, and that only for the last nine months, an inquiry will be made into the case with the view of granting some suitable provision for the man's old age.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) My attention has been called to this case. The clerk referred to was in the personal employment of the Inspector of Taxes, and is therefore ineligible for any award under the Superannuation Acts, but it is proposed to award to him a gratuity. The normal age for retirement on pension of officers of the Inland Revenue is sixty-two.