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Pensions

Volume 463: debated on Friday 1 April 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the State of allowing part- time in the Civil Service to count as to half for pension.

If existing established staff with previous part-time service were allowed to count such service for pension as to one half, the cost in all might be of the order of £1.5 million. I am unable to estimate what might be the cost in respect of part-time staff becoming established in future.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the State of allowing colour service in the 1914–18 war to count as to half for pension in the Civil Service.

The information from which could be estimated the cost of allowing service in the 1914–18 war to reckon as to one-half for Civil Service pension is not available. It can be said, however, that it would cost several million pounds.