§ Mr. A. HERBERT
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether retired consuls have the same status as other retired civil servants; whether they are entitled, as other branches of the Civil Service, to an increase of pension over the pre-War rates; and whether they are to be awarded such an increase?
Members of the Consular Service are not in receipt of the War1050W bonus awarded to the Home Civil Service in pursuance of the Cost of Living Agreement of May, 1920, and the arrangement whereby 75 per cent. of such bonus counts towards supplementary superannuation awards does not apply to them. The improvement in the scales of salary effected as from 1st April, 1919, has automatically increased their ordinary superannuation awards; detailed arrangements for the award of supplements are under consideration.