§ Mr. JOHN JONES
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he will supply the hon. Member for Silvertown with copies of the Minutes and Regulations of the Treasury under which compensation is awarded in pursuance of an Act which incorporates the provisions of Section 120 of the Local Government Act, 1888; whether those provisions are applied under the Superannuation Act, 1859, as in the case of the assistant overseers referred to in the Representation of the People Act, 1918; if they are applied under the Superannuation Act, 1909; whether any and, if so, how many added years can in each of these cases be taken into account in assessing the amount of compensation; whether he will explain the manner in which the calculation of compensation under these Minutes and Regulations in each of the cases mentioned 1431W would be made by the Treasury; and whether he can give typical specimens of such calculations?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
Under Section 120 of the Local Government Act, 1888, as applied by Section 18 of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, an assistant overseer may be paid compensation not exceeding the amount which, under the Acts and Rules relating to the Civil Service which were in operation on the 19thAugust, 1888, is paid to a person on abolition of office. I am sending the hon. Member a Print explaining the practice in operation in the Civil Service at that date. Under the Acts and Rules at present governing the award of compensation on abolition of office in the Civil Service a person who entered the Civil Service before the 20th September, 1909, is awarded compensation under Section 7 of the Superannuation Act, 1859, a person who entered the Service since that date is awarded compensation under Section 6 (1) of the Superannuation Act, 1909. In neither case is he entitled to any addition of years on account of abolition.