§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will consider increases in the current pensions awarded to relatives and dependants of Scottish sheriffs.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
The pensions of relatives and dependants of Scottish sheriffs are, in common with other judicial pensions, increased by means of regulations made under powers contained in the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971. The Act provides for annual review, and the next increases will be paid with effect from 1st December 1973.