HC Deb 10 December 1928 vol 223 c1706

asked the Minister of Health whether he has received a communcation from the County Councils Association expressing the opinion that, in view of the difficult position that will be created by the transfer of Poor Law and other pensionable officers in those county areas in which the Local Government and other Officers' Superannuation Act is not in force, the Government should give immediate legislative effect to the recommendation of the Departmental Committee on the superannuation of local government employés that the provisions of that Act should now be made compulsory; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?


Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend has received this communication. As I intimated in a reply to a previous question on the same subject, my right hon. Friend is afraid he could not undertake to load the present Bill with further provisions of the kind suggested, which do not arise out of the Government's proposals. The Bill will deal, my right hon. Friend hopes, satisfactorily with the case of all transferred local government officers.