§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
The only Civil Service pensions which can be commuted for a lump sum are compensation allowances awarded upon retirement owing to abolition of office. Seven allowances of this nature were partially commuted in 1929, the distribution over the successive quarters of the year being four, two, none and one. The allowances had been drawn in one case for 13 months, in one case for four months, in four cases for three months, and in the remaining case for two months prior to partial commutation. No allowances were wholly commuted during 1929.