§ 42. Captain CROOKSHANK
asked the Secretary for Mines what, if any, equivalent for his surrendered Civil Service pension rights was given or promised to the recently appointed Chairman of the Reorganisation Commission?
§ 43. Commander SOUTHBY
asked the Secretary for Mines whether the Chairman of the Mines Reorganisation Commission has definitely surrendered for good any pension rights to which his service in the Civil Service entitled him or whether, on relinquishing the position of Chairman of the Commission, he will be eligible for a Civil Service pension?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Shinwell)
The exact position of the Chairman of the Reorganisation Commission with regard to pension rights involves a long, complicated and detailed explanation, which, with the permission of the hon. and gallant Members, I will give in moving the Report stage of the Supplementary Estimate, Class VI, Vote 6, which is on to-day's Order Paper.
§ 49. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer at what date the Treasury assented to the appointment of the chairman of the Coal Mines Reorganisation Commission at a salary of £7,000 per annum; and whether this salary is exclusive of expenses incurred in the performance of the duties?
§ Mr. SHINWELL
I have been asked to reply to this question. The date of the Treasury authority is 3rd December last. With regard to the second part of the question, the holder of this post is entitled to travelling and subsistence allowance when travelling on the business of the Commission.