§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
Such pensions are awarded by the Treasury under the provisions of Section 2 of the Superannuation Act, 1859, and that Department has no power to base their calculations on other than actual and established rates of pay. The system is common to the whole Civil Service, and could not be altered for one department alone.
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I am aware that under this Act the pension is on the salaries and emoluments of officers in an established capacity, and the Treasury has no alternative.