§ 42. Mr. DUFFY
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the state of distress existing amongst pensioners of the Post Office owing to the low rate of pensions they are receiving and the increased cost of living; whether representations have reached him to the effect that a number of them are trying to eke out an existence on pensions of 10s. per week; and if he will consider the claims of this deserving body of ex-Civil servants, with a view to granting them increases of pensions or a bonus to enable them to tide over the period of distress through which they are passing?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
As I have previously stated, Post Office pensioners are in the same position as other retired Civil servants, and I am not in a position to take independent action in the matter.
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
In view of the very unsatisfactory answer, I beg to give notice that I will raise this question on the first opportunity.