Oral Answers to Questions — Civil List Pensions

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd July 1952.

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Photo of Sir Eric Fletcher Sir Eric Fletcher , Islington East 12:00 am, 22nd July 1952

asked the Prime Minister if he will print in the OFFICIAL REPORT details of the annual awards of Civil List pensions now being made.

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Woodford

In accordance with statute the Civil List Pension list was laid on the Table in April.

Photo of Sir Eric Fletcher Sir Eric Fletcher , Islington East

Would the Prime Minister bear in mind that it used to be the custom to print these awards by the Stationery Office, and will he see that that practice is restored?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Woodford

As the list was published three months ago, I do not think there is any reason for printing it in the OFFICIAL REPORT now. This is a matter in which there is no secrecy, but on the other hand undue publicity is not encouraged by convention and custom followed by both parties.