HC Deb 03 October 1944 vol 403 cc755-6W
Mr. Watt

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether in view of the refusal of the Glasgow Corporation to exercise its powers to refund eight years' superannuation contributions to Miss Johnston, an employee at the Caldwell House Certified Institution, who resigned owing to her supersession in control of the laundry, he can state reasons for this decision; and whether he will introduce legislation to modify the Asylum Officers Superannuation Act of 1909 to place all employees who exercise their right to resign on the same footing with others to whom superannuation contributions are refunded by law.

Mr. Johnston

I am informed by the Glasgow Corporation that having regard to the circumstances in which Miss Johnston left their employment and to the statutory provisions in regard to the return of contributions they cannot see their way to refund all or any portion of Miss Johnston's contributions. The matter is not one in which I have any authority to intervene. The question of amending legislation in the general sense indicated by the hon. Member has been noted for consideration at the first suitable opportunity.