HC Deb 02 August 1944 vol 402 cc1395-6W
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.

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.

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