HC Deb 27 February 1951 vol 484 c1915
56. Captain Ryder

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what limits are imposed on the earnings of civil servants who have retired with pensions or superannuation allowances; and whether he will review these limits.

Mr. Gaitskell

None, unless the pensioner is re-employed in Government service. In that case he may receive as much of his pension as is needed to make up the pay of his new appointment to the pay of his former post. On the last part of the Question, I have nothing to add to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Tiverton (Mr. Amory), on 12th February.

Captain Ryder

Does not the principle that is followed here date back to 1834, and is it not time that this matter was reviewed in the light of the present need for increased production?

Mr. Gaitskell

It was reviewed in 1949, and the position is as I have stated in my answer.