HC Deb 17 March 1919 vol 113 c1697
6. Lieutenant-Colonel Lord HENRY CAVENDISH-BENTINCK

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the position in which superannuated members of the various railway funds have been placed by the increase in the cost of living; and whether he will take steps to minimise the hardships which result from the fact that for many years to come pensions will be based largely on the lower salaries of the past?


The attention of my right hon. Friend has been called to this matter, but the Government control of the railways does not extend to railway superannuation funds, and I do not see how members of those funds can be treated, so far as the Government are concerned, differently from persons in similar positions in other classes of the community.