HC Deb 25 November 1938 vol 341 c2112W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what is the present position with regard to the evolution of a contributory pensions scheme for unestablished employés in His Majesty's naval establishments; and whether there is any possibility of such a scheme being introduced before 1940?

Captain Wallace

The question of establishing a contributory pensions scheme both for unestablished employés in H.M. Naval establishments and for Government industrial employés generally has recently been under consideration. In view of the heavy expenditure on the part of the State which such a scheme would involve, it has been necessary to decide that the present time is not an opportune one for putting it into operation, although the Government would in principle be glad to see a scheme established when circumstances permit.