§ Mr. CLOUGH
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the Treasury is about to issue a new circular on superannuation as it affects the Civil Service; and what in that case will be the effect on the national financial liability for the payment of the Civil Service?
A circular is being issued by the Treasury to the Heads of Government Departments informing them of a number of decisions in regard to the calculation of superannuation awards, and I will send the hon. Member a copy. It is not possible at present to estimate with precision the effect of the provisions of the circular upon the non-effective charge, but I am satisfied, on the data available, that it will not be so large as to justify a refusal to make the changes proposed, which are required to remove the existing inequalities in treatment as between certain individuals and classes.