§ Mr. W. J. Brown
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what report he can make on the steps taken by colonial Governments to improve the pensions of retired colonial civil servants.
§ Captain Gammans
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is yet in a position to make any statement regarding increases in the pensions of colonial civil servants to meet the increased cost of living.1396W
§ Colonel Stanley
A number of Colonial Governments have informed me of their willingness to grant allowances to their pensioners resident in the United Kingdom on a basis similar to the general scheme prescribed by Section 1 of the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1944. I am still in communication with them on matters of detail, and the precise arrangements will be made known in due course.