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Retirement (Equality Of Treatment)

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in view of the European Court's ruling on the right of women to work to the same age as men, he will introduce legislation to give equal treatment to men and women in respect of the basic state retirement pension.

We have no present plans to equalise pension ages for men and women. However, the Government do recognise that flexibility within the present pension scheme would benefit some individuals and I refer my hon. Friend to the Green Paper on the

ItemPeriodHospital pharmacistsPharmacy technicians
Late clinic feeAny£4.17 per hourNot available.
OvertimeWeekdays or SaturdaysTime off in lieu of hours workedTime off in lieu or payment at 1½ plain time rate.
OvertimeSunday£4.17 per hourTime off in lieu or payment at double time rate
OvertimePublic or Statutory holidays£4.17 per hour plus time off in lieuDay off in lieu plus payment at double time rate
On call (at home)AnyNot available£4.83
Standby (at hospital)AnyNot available£6.75
Emergency dutyWeekdays or SaturdaysTime off in lieu of hours workedPayment for work done at rate of: For first 2 hours or part thereof, equivalent of 2 hours salary plus 50 per cent.; thereafter one eighth of that rate for each complete 15 minutes in the Department
Emergency dutySundaySunday overtime ratesPayment for work done at rate of: for first 2 hours or part thereof, equivalent to twice 2 hours salary. Thereafter one eighth of that rate for each complete 15 minutes in the Department
Emergency dutyPublic and statutory holidaysPublic and statutory holiday overtime ratesPayment at Sunday emergency duty rate plus day off in lieu