HC Deb 17 November 1927 vol 210 cc1154-6W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the authority for the recall to duty in 1918 of ex-Warder R. Bailey at Pentonville Prison; and if his additional service was calculated under the provisions of the Superannuation Acts?


Mr. Bailey, who had retired from the Prison Service on a pension on attaining the age of 60, but had voluntarily accepted employ- ment in a temporary capacity at Pentonville Prison during the War, was, owing to a misapprehension, recalled to the Prison Service under the provisions of Section 11 of the Superannuation Act, 1859. As, however, he was at that time over 60, this Section, which relates only to pensioners who have not attained the age of 60, is not applicable to his case. His additional service, therefore, was in an unpensionable capacity, and his pension was not and could not be reassessed in respect of it.