§ Mr. KELLY
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what is the esti- 268W mated amount, expressed as a percentage of wages, inclusive of the present cost-of-living bonus, which should be paid annually into a hypothetical pension fund in order to secure for the established women staffs of the Civil Service the benefits payable under the Superannuation Acts; and what rate of interest is the fund assumed to earn in arriving at this percentage?
§ Mr. PETHICK - LAWRENCE
The allowances which may be awarded under the Superannuation Acts, 1834–1919, subject to the fulfilment of the conditions therein laid down are not related to any fund, and I cannot undertake to incur the expenditure involved in setting on foot the extensive and prolonged actuarial inquiry which would be required to answer my hon. Friend's hypothetical question.