§ 69. Mr. JOYCE
asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the condition of the postal offi- 220 cials who have retired on pension, especially those having small pensions and who, owing to the advance in the prices of all the necessaries of life, find themselves unable to meet the ordinary requirements of decent living through no fault of their own; if he will have inquiries made into their cases, and, if such hardships exist, if he will have favourable consideration given to their cases with the view of such increase being granted in their pensions as will enable them to meet the increase in the cost of living that has taken place since the War began?
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Pike Pease)
Post Office pensioners are in the same position as other retired Civil servants, and I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 6th June last to a similar question asked by the hon. and gallant Member for Christchurch.