HC Deb 07 August 1913 vol 56 c1748

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, having regard to the terms of the settlement in the recent Court of Session action at the instance of the District Lunacy Board of the county of Ayr and others against the General Board of Commissioners in Lunacy for Scotland, under which the General Board have granted their consent to the Ayr district board to place the tailor and gardener employed in the Ayr District Asylum in the first class of officers for superannuation purposes, the General Board are now prepared to recognise the claims of other tradesmen attendants in Scotland to be included in Class I.; and whether the General Board will take steps to inform the district committees in Scotland of this fact for their guidance in dealing with the question of classification of officers for superannuation purposes?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND(Mr. McKinnon Wood)

I am informed that the General Board of Lunacy are prepared to consider the claims of tradesmen attendants in Scotland to be included in ('lass I. for the purposes of the Asylum Superannuation Act, 1909, when such claims are submitted to them, with due regard to the recent case to which my hon. Friend refers.