HC Deb 25 July 1939 vol 350 cc1248-9
59. Mr. Batey

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the annual amounts paid for pensions by each Department of the State and for which the Treasury is responsible, for the latest available year?

Captain Crookshank

As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to Civil Service pensions awarded by the Treasury. The actual expenditure on such pensions (excluding the lump sum allowances paid on retirement) for the year ended 31st March, 1938, was as follows:

Department. Amount.
Post Office 4,080,824
Inland Revenue 218,334
Customs and Excise 605,900
Admiralty 756,046
War Office 166,728
Air Ministry 22,734
Other Departments (paid from the Vote for Superannuation and Retired Allowances) 1,333,997
Total £7184,563
* Appendix A to the Vote for Superannuation and Retired Allowances (Class VIII, Vote 4) shows the distribution by Departments of the pensions payable on 30th September, 1937, and 30th September, 1938, from this Vote.
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