HC Deb 09 November 1920 vol 134 c1024W

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Mr. Draper, late Relieving Officer to the Newbury Board of Guardians, who was forced to retire after 50 years' service; that the Guardians asked him on what terms he would submit his resignation; that he stated compensation for £200 and his superannuation, for which he had contributed, such sum of £200 to be included as an emolument for superannuation purposes, and was given to understand that these terms would be agreed to, and on this understanding relinquished his post; and that, subsequently, the Guardians refused to carry out their part of the agreement; and whether, in view of this fact, he will have inquiries made into the matter?


I have been in communication with the Board of Guardians in regard to this case, and they have informed me that it was not contemplated by them that the award of £200 which they made to Mr. Draper on his retirement should be included as an emolument for the purpose of calculating the amount of his superannuation allowance.