No, Sir. The Superannuation Acts provide, broadly speaking, for a pension of one-eightieth of retiring pay for each year served, plus a lump sum of three times that amount, the minimum period of service for an award being ten years. His Majesty's Government are not prepared to introduce legislation, which would inevitably react on other pension systems, to modify the Civil Service pension system in the sense suggested by my hon. Friend.
Is not the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that in the last war, before the cost of living had risen to anything like the extent it has done in this war, provision was made for some relief to these poor folk, and does he intend that the present situation should go on indefinitely?