§ Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
asked the Postmaster-General whether postmen can, if they desire to do so, commute their pensions; and what are the regulations with regard to this privilege?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
There is no statutory authority for the commutation of pensions granted to Civil Servants on retirement on account of old age, ill-health, or inefficiency. Pensions granted on retirement on account of abolition of office can be commuted on the recommendation of the Head of the Department in which the pensioner has served.