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Railway Superannuitants

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the result of his inquiries into the position of many railway super-annuitants who did not benefit under the recent increases announced by the British Transport Commission.

As my hon. Friend the Joint Parliamentary Secretary informed the House during the debate on the Adjournment on 2nd June, the Commission have recently considered this matter afresh and have told me that, taking all the factors into account, they do not feel justified in improving the scheme of pension supplements which they introduced in March, 1953. I feel bound to accept their judgment.