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Pensions (Non-Participating Employment)

Volume 640: debated on Monday 8 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how much will fall to be deducted from any refund of superannuation payments due to a woman who leaves after five years in non-participating employment to be married; and what happens to that payment in lieu if the woman dies before reaching retirement age.

Where, in such a case, a payment in lieu falls to be made by the employer, the Statute would permit him to recover up to £58 3s. 7½d. from any superannuation contributions returnable to the worker in respect of the period of non-participation. The actual amount of any recovery is not, within this limit, a matter for me but for the rules of the employment and pension scheme; payments in lieu form part of the income of the National Insurance Fund.