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Naval Reservist, Royal Mint (Pension)

Volume 155: debated on Tuesday 20 June 1922

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether a man who joined the Royal Marines in June, 1886, for a limited engagement and was discharged on 28th June, 1898, who enrolled in the Fleet Reserve in May, 1903, and was discharged on the 11th July, 1910, with a very good character and who worked in the Royal Mint from August, 1914, until May, 1922, making a total of 26 years and 9 months in Government service, is entitled to any grant or pension; if so, what is the amount of such award: and, if no pension is allowed in such a case, will the Government give favourable consideration to the matter, seeing that the man referred to has spent so many years of his life in the service of the State?

If my hon. and gallant Friend will let me have the name of the man to whom the question refers, and sufficient particulars to enable me to identify him, I will inform him whether any grant or pension can be awarded. I may say, however, that service with the Colours cannot reckon towards a retiring allowance under the Civil Superannuation Acts.