§ MR. BARTLEY
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the case of a Second Division clerk who was pensioned for ill-health, but who is now quite well again, and has applied to be reinstated as contemplated by the Superannuation Act of 1859; whether he 315 is aware that the Civil Service Commissioners state that they are not empowered to deal with such cases; and whether he will state who is the authority to whom application should be made, so that the State may be relieved of the cost of a pensioner who is still young and able and willing to give up his pension and work.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HANBURY,) Preston
The clerk referred to in the question should apply to the Treasury, who will cause inquiry to be made into his health, mental and bodily. If the result is in all respects satisfactory, he will be recalled to the Second Division.