Local Pension Committees (Clerks' Fees)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd March 1948.

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Photo of Colonel Sir Alan Gomme-Duncan Colonel Sir Alan Gomme-Duncan , Perth 12:00 am, 2nd March 1948

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will now consider increasing the fees payable to clerks of local pension committees, in view of the altered value of the pound sterling.

Photo of Mr William Hall Mr William Hall , Colne Valley

Local pension committees will cease to exist when the National Assistance Bill takes effect next July, and I cannot see my way to review the remuneration of their clerks for the brief remaining period of their existence.

Photo of Colonel Sir Alan Gomme-Duncan Colonel Sir Alan Gomme-Duncan , Perth

Whether the period is brief or otherwise, the injustice still remains. Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that this fee was fixed in 1908? In view of the fact that there are so many increases in wages and salaries, is this not inequitable?