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Fishery Board Vessels (Pensions And Gratuities)

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 11 November 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that, while officers of vessels under the Fishery Board for Scotland are entitled to superannuation for service after 1925, the crew are only allowed small gratuities after 15 years' service; and if he can explain why this difference exists?

I am informed that the position is generally as stated in the first part of the question. As regards the second part I understand that the decision which was reached in 1923 was based on the general practice in dealing with the personnel of Government vessels in civilian employment. I may add that the gratutities provided for are on the scale applying to unestablished civil servants generally.

Is the right hon. Gentleman prepared to reconsider this grievance to see if anything further can be done?