§ Captain LOSEBY
asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to the fact that great disparities exist in the pensions of ex-police officers and, in particular, to the fact that a constable who retired after the 1st April, 1919, receives a pension considerably greater than that of an inspector who retired a little before that date, and that a sergeant who retired after the 1st April receives considerably more than a superintendent who retired a little before that date; and if, in view of these disparities and the difficult position of many ex-police officers, he will order a revision of all pensions accruing prior to 1st April, 1919, to meet alternatively the rise in the cost of living since 1914, or to bring them into line with pensions accruing at a later date?
§ Mr. SHORTT
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for North Newcastle (Mr. Gratton Doyle) last Tuesday.