HC Deb 27 July 1914 vol 65 cc920-1

asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the position of the attendants at the Law Courts, who are being retired without pension on attaining the age of seventy years, although there was no such condition when they were appointed; and whether he can remedy their grievance?


I think the hon. Member must be under a misapprehension. The staff of attendants is constituted under Statute by the Lord Chancellor and the Treasury. I am informed that the men are on weekly wages, and subject to weekly notice; that by the Regulations they cease to be employed after sixty-five, but that, in practice, some have been allowed to stay longer. I have no power under the Statute.