12. Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that no extra payments have yet been made to retired policemen in accordance with the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920; and if he will expedite payment?
§ Mr. SHORTT
The Treasury Order under Section 3 of the Act was made on 11th October, and directly it was available the application forms were issued to the Metropolitan police pensioners: the applications are being examined as they are received, and payment will be made as soon as possible in each case. I am sure that there will be no avoidable delay in the case of other forces.