§ 17. Sir J. REMNANT
asked the Home Secretary whether the 156 police authorities who have approved the payment of pension increases at the full rates include the borough of Southport; and, if so, whether he is aware that in the case of ex-Police Constable Hamer, who is in receipt of a pension of £46 a year, the increase granted only amounts to £9 12s. a year, although the pensioner's average earnings of 35s. a week entitle him to an increase of 40 per cent. under the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920; and that the increase in this case has only been granted from November last, payment of the arrears from 1st April, 1920, having been refused?
§ Mr. SHORTT
Increase of police pensions at the full rates allowed by the Act has been approved by the Southport Police Authority. I find on inquiry that 1697 ex-police-constable Hamer, who has an Army pension in addition to his police pension and wages, has been given the full increase allowed by the Act from November last, and that an application to allow the increase from 1st April, 1920, is now before the police authority.