HC Deb 03 July 1925 vol 185 c2950W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what was the average pension payable to a dockyards-man retiring on the 2nd July, 1923; and what is it to-day, having regard to the Admiralty Fleet Order of 16th May. 1924, which authorises 7s. per week of the war bonus to be transferred to the basic weekly wage?


The average pensions payable to dockyard workmen retiring on or about the 2nd July, 1923, and at the present time are approximately £50 and £57 respectively, including supplements based on bonus. The transfer of 7s. from bonus to basic wages does not affect these rates of pension.