§ Sir J. LEIGH
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many established civil servants have been retired compulsorily during the current financial year in the interests of economy; and on what basis their retiring pensions have been computed?
I fear that information as to numbers is not readily available. Persons so retired, like persons retiring for ill-health or resigning voluntarily after the age of 60, have received the pensions or compensation allowances appropriate to their years of reckonable service, the award differing according to whether their case fell under the Superannuation Act of 1859 or of 1909, or under a special Act. As regards the basis of compensation allowances, I would refer the hon. Baronet to the reply given in the House on the 28th February by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the hon. Member for Portsmouth.