§ Mr. MACPHERSON
I regret that I am not yet in a position to convey the Government's decision. The claim raises important questions of policy affecting the whole public service, but I am in hopes that a decision will be reached at an early date.
§ Sir J. BUTCHER
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind the very deplorable condition of these pensioners and demand some concession from the Treasury as early as possible?