§ MR. ALDEN (Middlesex, Tottenham)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that Government employees in the lighting and ventilating department of the House are not entitled to pensions by Section 17 of the Superannuation Act of 1859, he will consider the possibility of allowing such employees to qualify for pensions by obtaining certificates from the Civil Service Commissioners, it being understood that they would present themselves for examination in the usual way.
§ MR. MCKENNA
The position of these men is similar to that of a great number of the employees in public Departments. 471 The terms of their employment made it clear that they would not be entitled to pension, and I do not see on what grounds I could make the concession asked for by my hon. friend.