HC Deb 05 October 1931 vol 257 c815W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government propose to reduce the pensions payable from the Consolidated Fund for naval and military services?


The only pensions of the nature referred to by my hon. Friend are those payable by statute to Earl Nelson and Lord Seaton respectively. Lord Nelson has already made a voluntary contribution of £500 to the Exchequer and proposes to make a similar contribution next year. Lord Seaton has suggested that his pension should be abated by 10 per cent. for the

Persons on the registers of the Blackburn Employment Exchange.
Men. Women. Total.
Numbers on the registers at 21st September, 1931 12,616 17,048 29,664
Numbers with claims authorised for transitional benefit 3,396 5,981 9,377
Numbers in receipt of benefit other than transitional benefit at 14th September, 1931, who had received 156 days or more in their current benefit years. 1,708 2,205 3,913
Juveniles under 18 are not entitled to transitional benefit.