HC Deb 25 November 1941 vol 376 cc617-8W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the approximate cost of giving effect to the proposed war bonus for Civil Service pensioners, the terms of which were supplied to him by the National Whitley Council, Staff Side, to meet the increased cost of living?

Sir K. Wood

The proposals of the Staff Side were made in the most general terms. They did not specify the amount of the bonus, or the limits of pension on which it was to be paid. It is therefore impossible to form any estimate of the cost.