Dockyards (Established Men).

Oral Answers to Questions — Genoa Conference. – in the House of Commons on 29th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr Robert Young Mr Robert Young , Newton

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether established men from other dockyards who were sent to Rosyth, and who wore 50 years of age, were promised employment until they reached the age of 60; if not, will he state on what scale of bonus and pension will such men be paid; and whether they will be entitled to removal expenses to their late dockyard towns?

Photo of Sir Bolton Eyres-Monsell Sir Bolton Eyres-Monsell , Evesham

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, as no pensionable Government servant is guaranteed employment up to the age of 60. The scale of pension is laid down by the Superannuation Acts. Bonus on pension will be regulated by the recent Treasury Minute issued as a White Paper on the 24th March (No. 55). Removal expenses to other dockyard towns will not be paid.

Photo of Mr Robert Young Mr Robert Young , Newton

In the event of a man being discharged and returning to his home dockyard, if he has a son in Rosyth as an apprentice, will that son be transferred to the other dockyard?

Photo of Sir Bolton Eyres-Monsell Sir Bolton Eyres-Monsell , Evesham

I must ask for notice of that question.