HC Deb 08 March 1923 vol 161 c694
15. Mr. LAWSON

asked the Minister of Pensions what is the number of disabled men of all ranks employed in the provincial and London offices of the Ministry; whether the papers relating to the disability pensions of these officials are specially distinguished from the papers of persons not employed in Government offices; if so, will he state why this procedure was adopted; what relationship pensions granted for War injuries has to salaries or wages; and whether, in view of the general understanding in other professions and occupations that pension shall not be taken into account in fixing remuneration, he will give instructions for she practice to be discontinued?


The number of disabled men employed in the Ministry of Pensions was 6,081 on the 1st instant. The pension files of members of the staff of the Ministry are no longer specially marked, other arrangements having been made for dealing with such files. The hon. Member will appreciate the necessity for arranging that an officer should not be in a position to deal with his own file. The amount of disability pension is not taken into, consideration in any way in fixing the remuneration of staff employed in my Department.