§ Mr. RAPER
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the cases of Post Office employés on the permanently unestablished staff who have to retire after long service without pension rights, he will consider the possibility of initiating a scheme whereby members of the perma- 1433W nently unestablished staff after, say, ten years' service, shall be transferred to the established staff with full pension rights, the period served on the unestablished staff to count towards pension; and will he further consider granting a pension to members of the permanently unestablished staff: who have already been retired after long service?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
Post Office servants are subject to the same conditions as other Civil servants in the matter of establishment and pension. I have no power to place on the establishment an officer who is not eligible for establishment under Civil Service Regulations; and the Superannuation Acts, which are administered by the Treasury, do not provide for the payment of pensions to unestablished officers.