§ Mr. A. BENNETT
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, seeing that the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920, authorised the application of the provisions of the Act to pensioners in receipt of pensions granted by any police, local, or other public authority, he will say whether this Clause has been carried out throughout the entire country by all such authorities specified; and, if there have been any exceptions to its enforcement, what has been the reason?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I understand that in accordance with the statutory discretion2598W allowed, certain authorities have not awarded the increases of pension laid down in the Schedule to the Act. When the Act is applied to police, local, or other public authorities by an order under Section 3, they are authorised by Section 1 (1) to increase pensions by an amount not exceeding the limits laid down in the Schedule.