§ 88. Mr. Osborne
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police constables and sergeants who retired before 1945 are receiving smaller pensions than those retiring today; and what would be the annual cost to grant all police officers the same pension according to their rank, irrespective of when they retired.73W
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The specific information asked for is not available; but it can be assumed that all constables and sergeants who retired before 1945 are receiving smaller pensions than officers with comparable service retiring at present. The increases authorised by the Pensions (Increase) Acts are, of course, available to them on the same conditions as to other public service pensioners.