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Civilian Staff

Volume 932: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many men and how many women are currently employed in his Department; and what is the normal retirement age for each sex.

On 1st April this year, the Ministry of Defence civilian staff, excluding locally entered staff overseas, consisted of 194,393 men and 64,270 women. There is no difference between the sexes as to the age of retirement. The normal retirement age for industrial staff is 65. For non-industrial staff, the normal retirement age varies between 60, and 65, depending upon the grade or group concerned.