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Redundancy Payments

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether redundancy payments to civil servants, or payments in compensation for early retirement, are cash limited; if so, under which limits; and what was the total expenditure on such payments in each of the last seven years, broken down by Department.

Awards under the premature retirement provisions of Section 10 of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme are charged to subheads Al and A2 of the Vote for Civil Superannuation, etc. (Class XIV, Vote 6), which is not subject to cash limits. Expenditure is not accounted for separately from expenditure on pension and lump sum retirement benefits. Available details of awards under Section 10 for the calendar years since 1973 are as follows: