HC Deb 21 March 1951 vol 485 c286W
77. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why increases In pensions to higher grades of retired Colonial public servants to meet the cost of living have been refused though they are taxed by Colonial Governments at a higher rate than those on lower incomes.

Mr. J. Griffiths

Pensions of retired colonial public servants are paid from the funds of colonial Governments concerned and pension increase schemes are therefore primarily matters for those Governments. In general the colonial Governments have adopted similar principles to those sanctioned by Parliament for home service pensioners, but in some cases the colonial schemes are more favourable to the pensioner.