HC Deb 18 December 1908 vol 198 c2238
MR. CROOKS (Woolwich)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will be prepared to allow those civil servants to count their unestablished service for pensions in those cases where such unestablished service was continuous with, and of a similar character to, the pensionable service which followed it.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) I am afraid I am unable to add anything to my previous replies on this subject. Each case has, as I have said, to be treated on its merits with regard to the special circumstances and more particularly to the conditions upon which the promotion to the establishment is made. As I have already stated, I am not prepared further, to extend the very liberal concession which have been made during recent years with regard to counting unestablished service for pension purposes.