HC Deb 08 March 1928 vol 214 c1220
72. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what grounds Sir George Barstow, late Controller of Supply, resigned from the Civil Service and, if on the grounds of ill-health, was the medical certificate usually required in such cases supplied; and what was the allowance granted to him under the Superannuation Acts?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Arthur Michael Samuel)

Sir George Barstow was offered by His Majesty's Government and accepted in 1927, the appointment of Government Director, of whom there are two, on the Board of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. No payment of pension is involved at present. But as Government representation on the Board is "approved employment" for a civil award under Section 4 of the Superannuation Act, 1914, Sir George will be eligible, if he retires from his present employment after attaining the age of 60 or on account of permanent ill-health, for the award of pension in respect of his service prior to taking up this directorship.