HC Deb 16 February 1920 vol 125 cc536-7W
Lieut.-Colonel Malone

asked the Ministry of Transport whether he is aware that certain railway companies have provided supplementary funds to augment the allowances received under the rules from the statutory superannuation funds; that seven of the railway companies have agreed to contribute an equal amount to that subscribed by the active members of the superannuation funds; that certain railway companies, including the Glasgow and South Eastern, Great Eastern, Great Northern, Lancashire and Yorkshire, and South Eastern and Chatham, have declined to proceed with similar schemes for their annuitants; and if any steps are being taken by him to bring these companies into line?


As the annuitants were companies' servants, the question of in- creasing the alowances payable under Statutory superannuation funds is a matter for the railway companies themselves to consider. I understand that some companies have taken steps as suggested but I am not aware of the precise action taken by individual railway companies.