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Pensioners

Volume 895: debated on Thursday 17 July 1975

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for each year since 1955 the number of pensioners who received a pension from the Government due to their past employment in Government service; and whether he will provide a detailed breakdown of such individuals on the basis of the nature of their last year of public service.

The numbers of pensions in payment to retired civil servants on 30th September of each year was as follows:

1955116,265
1956122,588
1957136,498
1958146,525
1959159,648
1960172,312
1961181,385
1962192,968
1963202,284
1964209,395
1965217,010
1966223,599
1967231,593
1968236,985
1969161,924
1970166,147
1971173,169
1972179,556
1973192,850
1974203,486
The figures include former officers of the Post Office until 1968. Details of the grades and salaries of these pensioners before they retired or of the Departments in which they were employed in their last years of service are not available.