HC Deb 22 November 1948 vol 458 c997
Mr. M. Stewart

I beg to move, in page 2, line 44, at the end, to add: and his service pension shall not be withheld or reduced by reason of his being in receipt of any such pay or emoluments. This Amendment again is one which has exactly the same purpose and gives the same effect as the Amendment in the name of the hon. and learned Member for Daventry (Mr. Manningham-Buller) and his friends. I only suggest that the wording of the Government Amendment is a little clearer. It takes the word "and" rather than "or." Further, it is somewhat similar to the wording of the Act which deals with naval pensions. For those reasons I commend it to the Committee.

Mr. Manningham-Buller

It is not necessary to say much on this Amendment, except that it obviously covers the Amendment we have on the Order Paper and meets the point raised from this side of the House in the Second Reading Debate. I am not going to enter into a controversy with the hon. Gentleman in respect to the merits of the two Amendments and whether "and" is preferable to "or" or "or" is preferable to "and." I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for meeting this point, and it is not necessary to say more about it except to thank him for the way in which it was done.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.