§ Captain GARRO-JONES
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether a person employed in an established capacity in the permanent Civil Service of the State who, on the abolition of his office and on appointment to another office in a public Department, suffers direct pecuniary loss of a permanent and pensionable allowance paid for duty in the office abolished in addition to the usual salary of his grade, subject to the general provisions of the Superannuation Acts, will be granted, either under Section 7 of the Superannuation Act, 1859, or under Section 6 of the Superannuation Act, 1909, a compensation allowance based on the length of his service and the total emoluments of the office abolished, and will be paid under Section 20 of the Superannuation Act, 1834, that compensation allowance, or so much thereof as, together with the emoluments of the second office, does not exceed in amount the total emoluments of the office abolished?
§ Mr. McNEILL
I am unable to answer a hypothetical question of this character. Whether an award of compensation would be made in the contingency referred to would depend upon all the circumstances of the particular case.