HC Deb 18 June 1924 vol 174 cc2285-6
That it is expedient—
- 1. To snake provision for raising, as from the first day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, the percentages by which pensions not exceeding one hundred pounds a year to which the Pensions (Increase) Act. 1920, applies, may be increased to an extent not exceeding the following limits:
- (a) In the case of an existing pension not exceeding twenty-five pounds a year, above seventy per cent.;
- (b) In the case of an existing pension exceeding twenty-five pounds a year but not exceeding fifty pounds a year, above sixty-five per cent.;
- (c) In the case of an existing pension exceeding fifty pounds a year but not exceeding one hundred pounds a year, above fifty per cent.;
- 2. To make provision for requiring police, local, and other public authorities to increase pensions granted by them up to the
maximum amount authorised by the said Act as proposed to be amended in pursuance of this Resolution;
- 3. To make provision for repealing the statutory condition for an increase of pensions under the said Act that the pensioner must reside in the British Islands; and
- 4. To authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament, in the case of such of the pensions to which that Act applies as are payable wholly or in part out of moneys provided by Parliament, of such sums as may be required in consequence of the foregoing provisions."
Bill ordered to be brought in upon the said Resolution by Mr. William Graham, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Mr. Frederick Roberts.