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Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will maintain index linking for police pensions.

The police are only one of several groups of public servants who receive index-linked pensions, including teachers, local government and Health Service employees, the Civil Service and the Armed Forces. As some concern has been expressed about the Office employed 1,587½ civil servants, mainly on law and order functions. The equivalent figure on 1 January 1980 was 1,536½