§ 4. Mr. BARNES
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received an appeal from Albert M. Wood, lately an attendant at the Ports mouth mental hospital, against the decision of the local committee to pension him off as an officer of the second class, he being of the opinion that he is entitled to a first class pension; whether the appeal is having consideration; and whether he can state the nature of his reply?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The application from Wood reached the Home Office only yesterday. I am advised by the Law Officers that the sub-division of the established staff of an asylum into two classes, as provided for in the Asylum Officers' Superannuation Act, 1909, is entirely in the discretion of the Visiting Committee, and that there is no appeal to the Secretary of State in the matter.