HC Deb 02 April 1912 vol 36 cc1041-2

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that, under the Poor Law Officers Superannuation Act, 1896, no repayment of the contributions made by Poor Law officers to the Superannuation Fund, or any portion of them, is allowed if an officer leaves his employment with an excellent character of his own accord in order to better his position, nor is any repayment made in the case of a female employé who leaves her employment in order to get married, nor is any allowance made from the fund to a widow on her husband's death, although he may have contributed to the fund for many years; and whether he is aware that under this Act the completed number of years of service only of a Poor Law servant are counted for superannuation, no allowance being made for part of a year's service; and whether he will now introduce legislation at an early date to amend the law in these respects?


I am aware of the points referred to in the question, but I cannot promise an amendment of the law.


Will the right hon. Gentleman consult with the Prime Minister as to the possibility of the introduction of some legislation dealing with this point?


I am afraid facilities for the passage of an amending Bill are not possible this Session.

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