HC Deb 30 January 1952 vol 495 cc177-8
28. Sir Ralph Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the terms on which the Commissioner of Police, and other police officers who previously served in Palestine and were later transferred for service in Malaya can retire; whether previous service of a special nature can be counted towards pension scales; and how many such officers are affected.

Mr. Lyttelton

The officers concerned come under the ordinary pension law. The normal retiring age is 55. Previous pensionable colonial service in Palestine or elsewhere counts for pension.

Twenty-seven ex-members of the Palestine Police Force transferred to Malaya as gazetted police officers in pensionable posts. A further 26 Palestine officers were appointed on agreement with a prospect of pensionable employment.