HC Deb 15 November 1933 vol 281 c940W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the grievance which exists amongst established men in His Majesty's Dockyards on account of the fact that their pensions are adversely affected by the recent reduction in their bonus; and whether he will consider taking steps to provide that these men are treated in no worse way than local government employés?


I am unaware that there has been any expression of grievance on the part of established workmen in His Majesty's Dockyards regarding the effect on their pensions of the withdrawal of preferential rates of bonus. The rules in regard to the calculation of the pensions of civil servants in receipt of industrial bonus are of general application, and I see no ground for the grant of exceptional treatment in these cases.