§ Sir R. ASKE
asked the Under-Secretary or State for the Home Department whether the Government will at an early date introduce legislation for increasing the pre-War scale of pensions of retired police officers, in accordance with the promise of the late Government on the 16th May, 1923?
I have been asked to answer this question. As announced in the House on the 19th instant, the Government propose at an early date to introduce a Bill to amend the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920, and the Bill will deal with retired police officers as well as with other pensioners.
§ Sir J. DAVIDSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury when the Bill to improve pre-War pensions will be taken; and if he can say definitely that it will be taken before the Easter Recess?
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given to him on this subject by the Lord Privy Seal yesterday.