§ 62. Mr. NEWBOULD
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the war bonus paid to employeés of the Inland Revenue Commission is regarded by the Lords of the Treasury as profit under the Superannuation Act, 1834, c. 20; and whether the intention of the bonus was to meet the increased cost of living?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
It was notified to Departments on the 31st July last that the Treasury had decided that from the beginning of the financial year 1918–19 war bonus might be disregarded in the calculation of the profits of present and former 568 office for the purpose of Section 20 of the Superannuation Act, 1834. This decision is applicable to the Inland Revenue, as to other Departments. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.