HC Deb 16 November 1948 vol 458 cc33-4W
Mr. Bramall

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations whether His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom have decided the conditions under which compensation should be granted to European judges who have served in India, Pakistan and Burma, and who retire owing to the constitutional changes.

Mr. Philip Noel-Baker

Yes. The conditions which apply to the grant of compensation to Barrister Judges are similar to those which apply to civil officers of the Secretary of State's Services. Judges who are also members of the Indian Civil Service or Burma Civil Service (Class I) are entitled to compensation under the same conditions as other members of those services. The amounts of compensation which have been or will be granted to European High Court Judges who were recruited from the Bar and have served in India, Pakistan or Burma are shown in the table below. The Chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal, who was formerly Chief Justice of India, has received a special grant of £5,000. Judges who accept permanent pensionable appointments under the Crown will receive instead of compensation a resettlement grant of £500.

Scale of compensation for European Barrister Judges of High Courts in India, Pakistan or Burma:

Age last Birthday Amount £ Age last Birthday Amount £
40 250 50 6,250
41 1,000 51 5,500
42 1,750 52 4,750
43 2,500 53 4,000
44 3,250 54 3,250
45 4,000 55 2,500
46 4,750 56 1,750
47 5,500 57 1,000
48 6,250 58 250
49 7,000 59 Nil