HC Deb 19 March 1923 vol 161 cc2119-20W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether any representations have been received from the employés at Woolwich Arsenal in favour of a contributory pension scheme; and whether any action is contemplated by the Government?


Pension schemes of which some part of the cost would fall on the employés have been under discussion for many years. Under existing financial conditions, the Government is unable to approve any scheme which would not be entirely self-supporting, and the employés have not felt able to frame a scheme on those lines. So far as the Government is concerned, I fear the matter must rest there.