HC Deb 24 February 1927 vol 202 cc1929-30W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will take powers to amend the present provision of the Superannuation Acts whereby only those dockyardsmen who have seven years' service in His Majesty's dockyards are eligible for gratuity; and whether he can see his way to reduce the qualifying period, seeing that many hired men who fall short of this period have run, and still run, the risk of being discharged through no fault of their own, and that some might be willing to make room for others if they did not thereby sacrifice their gratuities?


The answer to both parts of the question is in the negative.