§ Mr. TOUCHE
asked the Secretary to the Treasury what precedents there are for allowing past services to count for pension on promotion from unestablished to established classes in the Civil Service and Revenue Departments; and what are the powers of the Lords of the Treasury of determining whether unestabished service may count for pension?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
Under Section 3 of the Superannuation Act, 1887, the Treasury may, if in, their opinion any special circumstances of the case warrant such a course allow service in a temporary capacity if immediately followed by established service to count for pension. It is the general practice to allow, under the provisions of this Section, so much of temporary service as is similar in charac-2930W ter to the established service following it, subject, however, to any special conditions prescribed with reference to particular classes of employment.