§ Sir ALFRED GELDER
asked whether the right hon. Gentleman's attention has been called to the fact that capable telegraphists who have returned from postal service in South Africa, owing to retrenchment or other reasons, can only be reestablished in the Home Service on the wage scale paid to clerks of twenty-one years of age; and whether, in view of the fact that these officers are usually between thirty and forty years of age, and have no other source of income, he will make representations to the Treasury, with a view to the payment of a scale more commensurate with their age and service?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I do not think any advantage would result from 493 further representations on this subject, the rule having been definitely laid down that reappointment to the Home Service can only be allowed under the conditions applicable to new employment. On leaving the Colonial Service officers are usually awarded a pension, which they may receive concurrently with their salary on reinstatement in the Home Service