HC Deb 16 December 1952 vol 509 cc164-5W
99. Sir I. Fraser

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction existing among ex-Service men of the 1914–18 war who subsequently entered the Civil Service, due to the fact that they are permitted to reckon only half their temporary service as pensionable. although ex-Service men of the 1939–45 war who entered the Civil Service subsequent to 14th July, 1949, are allowed to count their temporary service in full for this purpose; and whether he will take steps to ensure equality of treatment to ex-Service civil servants in this matter irrespective of the particular war in which they fought.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The position under the present law is that, in the case of temporary civil servants who subsequently become established, temporary service between 1st January, 1919, and 14th July, 1949, reckons as to half for superannuation purposes and service after 14th July, 1949. in full. For this purpose, subject to certain conditions, war service during the same periods is treated as temporary service

This is now well settled and in present financial circumstances my hon. Friend will not expect me to re-open it.