HC Deb 15 March 1911 vol 22 c2402

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That a sum, not exceeding £153,000, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Expense of Civil Superannuation, Compensation, Additional and Compassionate Allowances, Gratuities, and Injury Grants, which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1912."


I do not want to detain the House unduly, but this is my first experience of voting money in this way. I think some odd word of explanation of these Votes might be given. I could scarcely follow your reading, Sir. I stayed here as a very willing horse, and am ready to sit later. I do not know whether some little light should not be thrown on these vast sums which are being hurried through the House.


This Vote is for pensions and superannuation. It is a matter of contract and as much liable to be paid as the interest on Consols. There is no controversy about these Votes.


May I ask if that remark applies to all these sums?


Yes, these last three Votes.


You can deal only with this one.

Question put, and agreed to.

Resolutions to be reported to-morrow (Thursday); Committee to sit again tomorrow.

And, it being after half-past Eleven of the clock on Wednesday evening, Mr. Deputy-Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourned at Eight, minutes after Two o'clock.