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Civil Servants (Pensions)

Volume 640: debated on Friday 19 May 1961

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asked the Secretary to the Treasury what were the amounts of pension initially granted, and what increases have been granted under the Pensions (Increase) Acts, 1944 to 1959, in the case of a clerical officer, executive officer, and higher executive officer, respectively, who retired in the years 1930, 1940, 1950 and 1960, respectively, on the assumption of 40 years' pensionable service at age 60 years; and what were the maximum awards of both pension and pension increases in each case.

On the assumption that maximum salary for the grade (London rate) was earned for the three years before retirement, the figures are as shown below.restored to them, following an unsuccessful appeal to their sentence.

Section 38 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1948, provides that, unless the Court of Criminal Appeal otherwise directs, six weeks of the time during which a prisoner is specially treated as an appellant, or the whole of that time if it is less than six weeks, shall be disregarded in computing the term of his sentence. The court may direct that no part of this time, or any part, whether longer or shorter than six weeks, shall be so disregarded. There is no power to override the effect of the Statute or to set aside a direction of the court. The Prerogative of Mercy may be used to remit part of a prisoner's sentence, but it would not, save in exceptional circumstances, be right for me to recommend the exercise of that power solely in order to restore time lost as the result of an appeal.