HC Deb 13 March 1919 vol 113 cc1457-8
39. Lieutenant-Colonel WEIGALL

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether temporary Civil servants in receipt of wound pensions have their salaries as Civil servants reduced by the amount of 10 per cent.; and whether in certain cases this reduction absorbs the whole amount of such pensions?


As regards wounds pensions in the strict sense of the term, the answer is in the negative, pensions for wounds being specifically excluded from the operation of the Statutory Rules made under Section 6 of the Superannuation Act, 1887. If, however, my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind the case of officers in receipt of retired pay for disability, such officers if taken into civil employment in a Government Department are at present liable to a deduction in respect of their retired pay, which may in some cases absorb the whole amount of such retired pay. The Treasury are advised that this deduction cannot be waived without special statutory power being taken to amend the existing Rules. A Bill for this purpose is in course of preparation and will be introduced at the earliest possible date.

Lieutenant-Colonel WEIGALL

Thank you.


asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is able to state the decisions arrived at with regard to the increase of the permanent salaries of the Civil Service; and whether he is arranging to ascertain the views on the matter of the staffs themselves?


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the question of the revision of bonus and rates of pay for various branches of the Civil Service is under consideration; and, if so, whether, before any decision is come to, opportunity will be given for consideration, on the lines of the Whitley Report, of the questions involved, and for a conference between representatives of the Treasury and of the Civil Service?

69. Mr. RAPER

asked whether, before any adjustment is made with regard to salaries and conditions of employment in the Civil Service, an opportunity will be given to Civil servants to place their views before the Treasury?


I would refer my hon. Friends to the reply given on Tuesday last to the right hon. Member for the Platting Division of Manchester