§ Mr. EVELYN CECIL
asked whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer could see his way to reconsider his decision not to increase the extra pay promised to pension officers in consequence of the recent heavy work thrown upon them by the Old Age Pensions Act, considering that they appear to have worked on an average no less than 15 to 16 hours a day, not excluding Sundays and the Christmas holidays, during the three months ending 31st December, 1908?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE (replying for the Chancellor of the Exchequer)
The right 1672 hon. Gentleman has repeatedly stated in reply to similar questions that he sees no reason for reconsidering this question.