HC Deb 24 March 1949 vol 463 c55W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will again look into the question of the two old servants of the House with 56 and 50 years' service, employed by the Ministry of Works, of whom he has been informed; and, in view of the fact that they are too old to benefit under the Ministry's new pension scheme, whether they can be brought in under the new superannuation scheme, as other men under 65 who cannot get in their minimum 10 years' countable service are to receive a higher rate of gratuity.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

The normal gratuity paid to unestablished civil servants will be paid in both these cases. The Superannuation Bill now before Parliament will not increase the rate of those gratuities in these or any other cases.