asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of men and women civil servants, respectively, who died whilst in the employment of the Crown in the clerical, executive, and administrative grades of the Civil Service during the years 1927, 1928, and 1929?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
The total number of deaths during 1928 of established male civil servants in whose cases service was sufficient for the award of a death gratuity under the Superannuation Act, 1909, was 687, but the information available does not enable me to distribute the total between the various grades in the Civil Service. The Act does not apply to women. Information in fuller detail for 1929 is being collected, and I will send it to the Noble Lady in due course. I regret that the figures for 1927 are not available.