HC Deb 13 November 1906 vol 164 c1275
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.