HC Deb 14 February 1924 vol 169 c1047W

asked the Postmaster-General why postmen retired on pension are not allowed in retirement to do Government work without their earnings therefrom being taken into consideration; and why this disability applies only to Post Office pensioners?


Under Section 20 of the Superannuation Act of 1834 a retired civil servant re-employed under the Crown cannot receive more in pay and pension than he was receiving at the time of retirement. This enactment applies equally to the whole Civil Service, and there is nothing exceptional in the treatment of Post Office servants.