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Civil Service Pensions

Volume 526: debated on Wednesday 14 April 1954

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many retired civil servants were drawing pensions on 1st April, 1954; and in how many cases the pensions started on or after 31st March, 1952.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the numbers of pensions payable on 1st April, 1954, to retired civil servants and the widows or other dependants of deceased civil servants, respectively, which has been or are being increased under the Pensions (Increase) Acts, and the number in each category ineligible for increase under these Acts.

Of the pensions payable to retired civil servants themselves, about 85,000 were being or will be increased and 22,000 were not being and will not be increased under the Pensions (Increase) Acts, including the Pensions Increase Act, 1954. The corresponding figures for pensions payable to widows or dependants are about 6,500 and 3,000 respectively.