§ Mr. Lewis
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that whereas police, Army and Civil Service pensioners who are doing full time air-raid precautions work in a paid capacity do not suffer any diminution in their pensions in consequence, yet recipients of superannuation allowances under the Asylums Officers Superannuation Act, who are doing similar work, are having the payments deducted from their superannuation allowances under the terms of Section 7, 304W Asylums Officers Superannuation Act, 1909; and whether he will take steps to correct this anomaly?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The differences between the Asylums Officers Superannuation Act, 1909, and other enactments governing superannuation are not confined to the point mentioned—which also arises in relation to other forms of public employment undertaken by pensioners. My hon. Friend will appreciate that the point does not arise except where the Civil Defence pay in addition to the pension exceeds the amount on which the employé was pensioned. In the circumstances I do not contemplate the introduction of amending legislation in this matter.