52. Mr. F. HALL
asked the Secretary to the Treasury what are the number of un-established messengers employed in the Customs; the number receiving 21s. a week; their longest period of service; and whether these men are entitled to a pension?
§ Mr. W. BENN
Excluding boys, the number is 37, of whom 27 are paid 21s. a week; the senior has served nearly 16 years. All these men are in receipt of pensions in respect of previous service in the Army, Navy, or police; they are not entitled to further pensions, but, subject to certain conditions are granted a gratuity on retirement.