HC Deb 12 July 1923 vol 166 cc1610-1W

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to Mr. William Robinson, M.B.E., who retired from the police service after 45 years' service, being then senior superintendent of the Metropolitan Police; is he aware that he is receiving a pension at the pre-police-strike rate; and can he recommend that this officer receives full pension?


Mr. Robinson was granted the full pension to which he was entitled, and I regret there is no power to grant him any increase.


asked the Home Secretary whether any decision has been arrived at with regard to the pensions of police constables who retired before September, 1919, and constables and sergeants of the Royal Irish Constabulary pensioned under the Act of 1883, who have received no increase in their pensions; and whether the Government proposes to introduce an amending Act during the present Session?


If, as I presume is the case, my hon. Friend refers to the increase of pensions under the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920, I would refer him to the reply given by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to the hon. Member for Belfast South (Mr. Moles) on the 28th June.