HC Deb 07 August 1919 vol 119 cc585-6W

asked the Home Secretary whether the pension of old members of the Metropolitan Police who retired before the War amounts to less than 20s. per week; and whether, in view of the rise in the cost of living and of the general scale of pensions in all services, civil and military, it is proposed to make any increase in the pensions referred to?


As regards the first part of the question, no member of the force who had served long enough to be entitled to a pension on voluntary retirement and who retired since 31st December, 1900, is in receipt of less than £l per week. As to the second part, I would refer the hon. Member to the replies given to the hon. and gallant Member for Dulwich on the 10th July and to the hon. and gallant Member for Yeovil on the 22nd July and the 5th instant.