§ Mr. B. SMITH
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that persons superannuated under Section 2 of the Superannuation Act, 1887, do not participate in the benefits of the Pensions (Increase) Acts; and, if so, will he state the grounds upon which these persons are excluded?
The hon. Member is mistaken in thinking that persons in receipt of allowances granted under Section 2 of the Superannuation Act, 1887, are not eligible for the benefits of the Pensions (Increase) Acts. As, however,276W such persons did not retire on account of physical or mental infirmity but were removed from their offices on account of inefficiency, Section 2 (2) of the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920, precludes the grant of the increase to them until they attain the age of 60.