HC Deb 29 October 1906 vol 163 c676

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he will state the amount of the gratuity granted to the late clerk, an inspector of taxes, who was compelled to retire after thirty-nine years service on account of reaching the age of sixty-two; and whether he will state what pension would have been awarded him had he been a Treasury official of the same service and at the same remuneration.

(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) The amount of the gratuity was £78. I can give no reply to the hypothetical question contained in the second paragraph, beyond assuring the hon. Member that the mere fact of services in the Treasury would not have secured for this officer more favourable treatment than he has received.