HC Deb 15 July 1929 vol 230 cc58-9W

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fact that, owing to the meagreness of the pre-1919 police pensions, many police pensioners are now in great poverty, he will consider a raising of such pensions, more especially as the number of men involved is not very large?


As stated by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 8th instant, the Government cannot see their way to grant to pre-War pensioners benefits beyond those granted by the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1924. I regret it is not possible to single out pre-War police pensioners for special treatment.