§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the Home Secretary the total number of police pre-War pensioners on the rolls to-day; the number receiving the benefits of the Pensions Increase Acts, 1920 to 1924; and the comparative figures when the Pensions Increase Acts, 1920 to 1924, came into force?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The following table gives the numbers of Metropolitan police pensioners in receipt of pensions at or about the pre-War level (i.e., pensions granted before 1st April, 1919, when the rates of pay recommended by the Desborough Committee took effect) and the number of such pensioners in receipt of increases of pension under the Pensions (Increase) Acts at the dates shown:
Number of pensioners: 1st April, 1920 9,060 1st April, 1924 7,939 3lst December, 1928 6,086 Number receiving increases: 1st April, 1920 3,597* 1st April, 1924 5,109 31st December, 1928 4,655 * This figure includes all increases during the financial year granted 1920–21.