Skip to main content


Volume 524: debated on Tuesday 9 March 1954

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many civil servants retired on pensions exceeding £375 a year since the war ended, and prior to 17th June, 1953; and how many of these have commuted their pensions.

Exact figures are not available, but I should estimate the number of civil servants who retired on pensions exceeding £375 a year between August, 1945, and June, 1953, at about 5,000. The only form of Civil Service pension which may be commuted is a compensation allowance for abolition of office. Five civil servants who retired with such compensation allowances during the period in question commuted their allowances in part.