§ Mr. HAYCOCK
asked the Home Secretary the Act of Parliament and the section under which ex-Warder H. Hawkins, late Dartmoor Prison, was ordered by the Prison Commissioners in September, 1914, to report and resume duty?
This officer was not called upon to resume duty in 1914, but was re-engaged voluntarily as a temporary office. Later, in November, 1916, at which time a war bonus has been granted to prison officers, he applied to the Commissioners for some consideration, as under the Superannuation Act of 1834 he could not be paid more than with his pension would bring his pay up to what he was receiving before retirement. The only way to assist him was to recall him to permanent service, whereby his pension was suspended and he was given2632W the full pay and bonus of his rank as a permanent officer, and this was done. When he retired again on the 21st March, 1917, his former pension was revived.