HC Deb 17 October 1918 vol 110 c329W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the dissatisfaction existing among pensioned police constables who rejoined the Metropolitan Force in 1914 for the period of the War, and have since been performing work similar to that done by the members of the force who are not yet in receipt of pensions, at the differentiation in treatment, under the recent pension award, between them and the younger constables; and whether he will consider the advisability of extending the present pension scheme so that the new service of pensioned constables may be recognised, when their present service expires, by counting the increased pay in calculating their future pensions, as in the case of other constables performing similar duties, and by including their widows in the benefits to be now given to the widows of police officers?


Pensioners who rejoined the force for war service continue to draw their pensions and receive in addition a high rate of pay on the express condition that their pensions shall not be increased. No superannuation deductions have been made from their pay. The widows of pensioners who had rejoined for service, and who were actually serving as constables on the 1st September, 1918, will be entitled to pensions.