§ 68. Mr. WILKIE
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that, with respect to Richard Isaac Evans, formerly superintendent of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Corporation Police Fire Brigade, who is at present in receipt of a pension from the Newcastle-upon-Tyne police authority based upon approved service, both in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Corporation Police Fire Brigade and in the Cardiff 1773 Corporation Fire Brigade, the latter having been the subject of a certificate of service to the Newcastle-upon-Tyne police authority, dated 15th November, 1897, by the then head constable of Cardiff upon the strength of which such service in the Cardiff Corporation Fire Brigade was allowed to rank for pension by the Newcastle-upon-Tyne police authority, the Cardiff police authority have repudiated the application of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne police authority for a rateable contribution towards the pension in respect of his certified service in the Cardiff Corporation Fire Brigade and have likewise refused to exercise their powers under Section 21 of the Police Act, 1890, as made applicable by Part XIII. of the Cardiff Corporation Act, 1894, in respect of the sum of £7 18s. 4d. contributed by Evans to the superannuation fund of the permanent fire brigade of the Cardiff Corporation; and, if so, whether he will consider the desirability of introducing at an early date legislation of a retrospective character whereby Section 15 (2) of the Police Act, 1890, shall be made generally applicable to members of corporation fire brigades who may have contributed to a superannuation fund, and who may subsequently become members of police fire brigades?
§ Mr. McKENNA
My attention has not previously been drawn to the case referred to. I do not think it is within my power to take any action in regard to it, but I am making inquiry.