§ Mr. H. Hynd
asked the Minister of Health whether, in order to stop the large increases in salary now being granted to local government officers, he will amend the Local Government Superannuation Act on lines similar to those on which it is intended to amend the Superannuation Act, 1935, under which higher-graded civil servants due to retire 311W in the near future will have their increased salaries abated in such a way as not to prejudice their pensions.
§ Mr. Bevan
An amendment to the Local Government Superannuation Act, 1937, would be required, although, as the Chancellor said in reply to the hon. Member for Ladywood (Mr. Yates) on 12th December, no amendment will be needed in the Superannuation Acts. I should be willing to consider the matter if agreements made between the interests concerned in the local government field indicate that such an arrangement is necessary.