§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
To ask the Prime Minister if the Government has any objection to the Bill for the abolition of The Political Pensions Act, 1869.
(Answered by Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman.) My attention has only been directed to this Bill by the hon. and gallant Member's Question, and I have not had an opportunity of consulting my colleagues. It would assist them in coming to a conclusion if the hon. and gallant Gentleman would tell me whether the intention of the Bill is merely to stop the issue of fresh pensions, or at the same time to cancel those already granted.