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Retirement Pensions

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, in light of the recent decision by the House of Lords in the case of James v. Eastleigh Borough Council, what advice he is now offering to employers in respect of age eligibility for retirement pensions.

I have been asked to reply.The James case deals with concessions for people over state pension age. It does not extend to social security or occupational pension schemes.