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Mandatory Retirement

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which Government Departments have mandatory retirement ages for staff. (98754)

Responsibility for the setting of retirement ages for staff below the Senior Civil Service is delegated to individual Departments under the Civil Service (Management Functions) Act 1992. The Cabinet Office does not maintain a record of those Departments which have chosen, as a result of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, to introduce a mandatory retirement age for their staff below the Senior Civil Service.

Retirement age for members of the Senior Civil Service is not delegated to Departments to decide on and is 65.