Pensions (Governors of Dominions, etc.) [Charges].

– in the House of Commons at on 15 February 1929.

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Considered in Committee. [Progress 12th December.]

[Mr. JAMES HOPE in the Chair.]

Question again proposed, That it is expedient to amend the Law relating to the payment of pensions to governors and persons holding similar offices who have served within His Majesty's Dominions or in British Protectorates or Mandated Territories; and to authorise the payment out of moneys to be provided by Parliament of any charges which may be incurred by reason thereof.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

I do not think that any details are required at this stage. The object of the Bill is to redress certain anomalies in the payment of pensions to governors. The question has been gone into very carefully by a Committee under the chairmanship of Lord Buxton, and on that Committee there served the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Sir R. Hamilton), the hon. Member for East Woolwich (Mr. Snell) and my right hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State. The actual charges involved are set forth in the White Paper which was before the House when the Financial Resolution was introduced.


I know that my hon. Friend the Member for East Woolwich (Mr. Snell) sat on this Committee and gave considerable attention to the subject and signed the report. Personally I feel it is necessary that the Colonial Office should do elementary justice to a number of people concerned, and therefore I welcome the Bill.

Question put, and agreed to.

Resolution to be reported upon Monday next.

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.