HC Deb 04 April 1944 vol 398 cc1808-9
62. Mr. Graham White

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the rise in the cost of living, he will take steps to alter the Treasury rule that now precludes a re-employed pensioned civil servant or teacher from receiving in salary and pension more than he or she received in salary prior to retirement.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Assheton)

I have been asked to reply. There is no such Treasury rule. A civil servant or a teacher who is reemployed after having been retired on pension is entitled to receive the full salary of his new post together with any bonus attaching thereto. What is limited, by Section 20 of the Superannuation Act, 1834, in the case of a civil servant, or by Section 6 of the Teachers (Superannuation) Act, 1925, is the amount of pension (if any) which he is entitled to receive in addition to his salary.

Mr. W. J. Brown

But is not the Minister perfectly well aware that in the case of the Civil Service, at any rate, the jobs for which retired civil servants are brought back are invariably the jobs they were doing before they left?

Mr. Speaker

That is a question which has been answered.

Mr. Brown

But the reply which has been given misleads the House.

Mr. Speaker

The question was answered just now, when the hon. Member was not in his place.