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Civil Service (Pensions)

Volume 656: debated on Tuesday 27 March 1962

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total amount of Civil Service pensions paid in the financial year 1960–61; and what would have been the additional cost if such pensions had been brought up to the level of pensions at January, 1962.

£44·6 million and £18·5 million, respectively. To apply this principle to the public services generally and the Armed Forces would cost £70 million in the first year.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the number of Civil Service pensioners in full payment on 1st December, 1961; what was the number of pensions wholly or partly suspended at that date because of the re-employment of the pensioners; and what was the saving on superannuation charges consequent on these suspensions.

At 30th September, 1961, the latest date for which information is readily available, the figures were 177,600; 20,000; and £4,150,000.