§ 18. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will cause an inquiry to be made as to the system of pensions of established men, particularly with a view to seeing whether a greater proportion of hired time can be counted towards pensions; if a percentage of all emoluments enjoyed, such as overtime, can be similarly reckoned; and whether established men enjoying pensions, insufficient to sustain them, can become eligible for unemployment benefit after their retirement, as is the case with sailors and soldiers?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Ammon)
The 440 answers to the first and second parts of the question are in the negative; the answer to the third part is that provision is made in the Unemployment Insurance Act for bringing discharged sailors and soldiers within its scope, but established workmen are expressly excepted from the operation of the Act. I would draw the attention of the hon. Member to the replies given to his questions on these subjects on the 4th December. [OFFICIAL REPORT, cols. 2346–7.]
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
Do I understand from that that the Admiralty are satisfied with the present scale of pensions for established men in the Civil Service?