HC Deb 05 June 1919 vol 116 cc2218-9

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether, in relation to the Committee relating to pensions for ordnance factory employés, he can now state the terms of reference, the names of the Committee, and when the Committee will begin to sit?


It is proposed that the terms of. reference to this Committee should be as follows: To consider and report to the Minister of Munitions whether a contributory pension fund scheme could with advantage be introduced, in the royal ordnance factories and other pre-war establishments under his control, for employés ineligible for pensions under the Superannuation Acts; if so, to make recommendations as to the terms and conditions if such scheme could; and further to advise the Minister as to the extent, to which any such scheme could, in the public interest, be applied generally to other establishments under his control that may exist as permanent Government establishments. I regret I cannot yet give the names of the Committee, but I hope to be in a position to do so when the House resumes, and that the Committee will then at once proceed with its work.