§ Mr. HAYDAY
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in the case of a K Company telegraphist who becomes an established telegraphist in the Post Office, an increment is allowed for each year of service in K Company that is treated as having been spent in the Post Office for fixing Post Office starting pay in the case of any other ex-military telegraphist who takes up a similar appointment in the Post Office; if not, whether any difficulty is found in confining the practice to the first case; whether he will state the nature of the difficulties that are feared if the above practice was applied in dealing with the pensions of K Company men earned by service that is treated as spent in the Post Office; and whether he will consider a reversion to the former practice of holding entirely in abeyance military pensions earned by service attributable to K Company?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The special conditions as to starting pay do not apply to military telegraphists other than those who have served in K Company. With regard to the remainder of the hon. Member's question, I would refer him to the answer to the hon. Member for Nelson and Colne on the 5th May last.