§ Captain Cunningham-Reid
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that Mrs. Ada Hunt, aged 65, of 60, Park Road. N.W.I, was retired from the Ministry of Pensions in December, 1937, without pension, and after 20 years' Government service is entirely dependent upon the old age pension; and whether, in view of the fact that the Treasury has the power to allow the counting of temporary service for pension, purposes, he will agree to allow Mrs. Hunt's service to be counted to enable her to obtain a pension?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Colville
This officer was awarded on retirement the maximum gratuity for which as an unestablished officer she was eligible under the Superannuation Acts. As regards the last part of the question, my hon. and gallant Friend is under a misapprehension. The Treasury have no power under the Superannuation Acts to reckon temporary service for pension unless it is followed by established service.