HC Deb 24 October 1918 vol 110 c933W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the annual cost to the State of awarding a bonus of 5s. a week to all Civil Service pensioners whose pensions do not amount to more than £1 per week.


The cost would be considerable, but I regret that I am not able to state the exact figure or to cause the elaborate inquiries and calculations to be made to arrive at the result. As I have frequently stated, His Majesty's Government cannot undertake to ask Parliament to legislate on this question.