HC Deb 10 April 1952 vol 498 cc270-1W
Sir G. Hutchinson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the difficulties experienced by retired civil servants re-employed in the public service, he will consider a revision of the existing legislation which restricts the superannuation allowances payable to such persons to such sums as will, together with their earnings in the grade in which they are re-employed, not exceed the maximum of the grade from which they have retired.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I would refer my hon. and learned Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the hon. and gallant Member for Merton and Morden (Captain Ryder) on 25th March.

Mr. Sparks

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take into consideration, in his negotiations with the authorities concerned in a review of public service pensions, the provision of an element for a wife and/or children where the pension is less than £300 per annum.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The Pensions (Increase) Acts already provide a higher scale of benefits for pensioners who are married or who have dependants, and the point will be kept in mind in connection with the further provision for pensioners now under consideration.