§ Colonel YATE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what is the increase that has been granted under the new rules to the pensions of superior officers in the Home Civil Service who prior to the War retired on a pension of £700 a year and upwards; and what they will now retire on?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
Civil servants who retired before the War with pensions of £700 a year and upwards are not eligible for any increase either under the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920, or otherwise. It is not possible to give a single figure for the present day equivalent of a pre-War pension of £700; pensions are assessed on length of service and pensionable emoluments at the date of retirement, and the percentage increase of the latter above the pre-War level varies according to the amount of the pre-War salary.