§ MR. ALDEN (Middlesex, Tottenham)
To ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he is aware that Richard Bewsey, belonging to the lighting and ventilating department, after thirty-one years service, has been retired; would he state what amount Mr. Bewsey received as a free grant; and whether, under the circumstances of the case, he could see his way to establish an old age pension scheme for such aged and deserving servants.
§ (Answered by My. Harcourt.) The reply to the first inquiry is in the affirmative. Richard Bewsey received a gratuity of £58 18s. on retirement. The principle involved in the last Question is one for the Treasury to deal with, as other Departments than the Office of Works are concerned in it.