§ MR. G. H. FABER (Boston)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he will state under what circumstances pensions are granted to ex-Cabinet Ministers, with the names of the present recipients and the amounts they individually receive.
§ MR. MCKENNA
The First Lord has asked me to reply to this Question. These pensions are granted in accordance with the provisions of the Political Offices Pension Act, 1869 (32 and 33 Viet., cap. 60). The particulars asked for in the latter part of the Question are as follows:—;First-class.—;The right hon. Viscount Cross, £2,000; the right hon. Lord George Hamilton, £2,000. Second-class.—;The right hon. Henry Chaplin, £1,200; the right hon. Sir John E. Gorst, £1,200; the right hon. Lord Balfour of Burleigh, £1,200; the right hon. Gerald W. Balfour, £1,200.