HC Deb 07 March 1927 vol 203 cc846-7

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can now see his way to seek some modifications of that part of the Superannuation Acts which provides that an employé, in order to obtain a pension, must be discharged on account of age, infirmity, or abolition of office, so that those who may desire to obtain other employment or go abroad may receive their accrued pensions, and thus mitigate the present unemployment in dockyard towns and make it possible for more men to obtain work?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The Superannuation Acts apply to the Civil Service as a whole, and I regret that I am unable to recommend any amendment in the direction suggested.


In view of the-very serious situation which now arises owing to the coming discharges, cannot the hon. and gallant Gentleman see his way to recommend this course, especially as it would mean that Admiralty employés would be treated with greater humanity, and that common sense will prevail?


That is exactly the question which is on the Paper.

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