§ 10.43 p.m.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Mr. J. R. Bevins)
I beg to move,That the Probation Officers and Clerks (Superannuation) (Amendment) Regulations, 1959, a draft of which was laid before this House on 30th June, be approved.These Regulations amend Part III of the Probation Officers and Clerks (Superannuation) Regulations, 1954, which applied the provisions of the Local Act Superannuation Scheme administered by the L.C.C. to probation officers and clerks in the Metropolitan police court area.
This amendment is necessary for the purely technical reason that the L.C.C.—under powers taken in the London County Council (General Powers) Act, 1957—has adopted a new consolidated superannuation scheme, and, accordingly, Part III of the 1954 Regulations, which applied the former schemes, will no longer be appropriate.
The amending Regulations, like the new consolidated scheme itself, make no changes of substance. They apply the new scheme for the benefit of probation officers and clerks, with certain necessary modifications.
These Regulations have been drafted in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, the L.C.C, and the Staff Consultative Council of the London Probation Service, and they represent an agreed measure.
§ 10.45 p.m.
§ Mr. James MacColl (Widnes)
I do not think that our business can compete in human interest with that which preceded it, but we can certainly set an example of streamlined precision. I have nothing to add to what the Parliamentary Secretary has said, except to say that this is an agreed Measure against which no possible criticism could be directed, and that I have pleasure in supporting it.
§ Question put and agreed to.
That the Probation Officers and Clerks (Superannuation) (Amendment) Regulations, 1959, a draft of which was laid before this House on 30th June, be approved.