HC Deb 02 March 1944 vol 397 cc1566-7
33. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Malton Rural and Urban District Councils are being requested to pay superannuation contributions and a transfer value in respect of his previous appointment with other local authorities on account of their employment of a temporary resident engineer in connection with their sewage disposal scheme; whether these councils have received any contributions towards the transfer value from the other local authorities who had previously employed this officer; and whether he will introduce amendments to the Local Government Superannuation Act, 1937, to secure that local authorities may not be forced to pay superannuation contributions and transfer values in respect of employment for which they were not responsible.

Mr. Willink

I am not aware of all the material facts in this case, though my hon. Friend was good enough to make my predecessor acquainted with the position as stated in the first part of the Question. I do not contemplate the introduction of legislation to amend the Local Government Superannuation Act, 1937, in regard to either of the matters referred to in the last part of the Question.

Mr. Turton

Will the Minister consider this hardship on local authorities and see whether he cannot do something, otherwise than by legislation?

Mr. Willink

It is a very complicated matter, and perhaps the hon. Member will see me about it.

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