HC Deb 30 October 1918 vol 110 cc1491-2W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that there are a few policemen in the Metropolitan Force who, although entitled to retire on pension on years of service, were retained in the force under the Police Emergency Act, 1915, and who have recently been retired on account of ill-health and have only received the old pension rate, having missed the recent increase of pay and pension by a few weeks; and if he will consider as to giving special inquiry into these cases with a view of granting these men the advantages of the new pension scheme which they have only missed owing to ill-health caused by their years of service?


All Metropolitan Police pensions are calculated, at the maximum statutory rate, on the officer's annual pay at the date of his retirement. The law does not permit of revision on the ground of any increase of police pay being granted after the date of the officer's retirement.