HC Deb 04 December 1962 vol 668 cc161-2W
90. Mr. K. Thompson

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the position of trade debts owing to British companies and individuals arising from exports to Goa while under Portuguese and, later, Indian administration.

Mr. Green

There have been delays in paying sums outstanding to a number of British firms for exports made under Portuguese and later Indian Administra-

senior executive officer, chief executive officer, principal, and assistant secretary; and what are the percentages by which such pensions exceed corresponding pensions, as increased to date under the Pensions (Increase) Acts, where applicable, dating from 1st July in each of the years 1947, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, and 1961.

Mr. Barber

The pensions of civil servants retiring after forty years' service from London posts in these grades on 31st March, 1962, the latest date for which figures are readily available, are:

Grade £
Typist 293
Shorthand typist 316
Clerical Officer 412
Executive Officer 582
Higher Executive Officer 721
Senior Executive Officer 942
Chief Executive Officer 1,145
Principal 1,209
Assistant Secretary 1,702

These pensions exceed those awarded on corresponding retirements on 31st March in previous years, taking into account the effect of past Pensions (Increase) Acts but not that of the Pensions (Increase) Bill now before Parliament, by the following percentages:

tion, but I understand that a Regulation recently issued by the Indian Government authorises the Custodian of the former Portuguese banks in Goa to make payment in full.