Barking Education Committee.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 30th April 1923.

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Mr. WOOD:

Mr. Edwards at the date of his retirement was in his 70th year, and it appeared to the Board that the real effect of the authority's action was to award him a pension on retirement by reason of old age. As he was unpensionable, the Board did not feel justified in recognising the expenditure as expenditure in aid of which Parliamentary grants should be made to the authority.