§ Mr. CLOUGH
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is correct that 75 per cent. of the War bonus to the Civil Service is to be regarded as pensionable; and whether, when this bonus automatically disappears, owing to the fall in prices, this pensionable amount will disappear also?
As was explained to my hon. Friend the Member for Lambeth, Kennington Division (Mr. Purchase), on the 22nd December last, the superannuation allowances of civil servants are calculated in accordance with the scales laid down in the Superannuation Acts, 1834 to 1919, upon the actual salary received at the date of retirement, together with 75 per cent. of the bonus appropriate to that salary at the same date, except in cases where they are calculated upon the average salary and War bonus for the three years preceding the date of retirement. Pensions when once granted are not subject to periodical review in consequence of changes in the cost of living.