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Retirement Age

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer from the Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, South-East (Mr. McFadden) to the hon. Member for Blackpool, South (Mr. Marsden) of 4 December 2006, Official Report, columns 189-90W, on the retirement age, what his Department’s policy is for the setting of retirement ages for staff below the Senior Civil Service under the Civil Service (Management Functions) Act 1992. (108019)

The Department for Transport has a default retirement age of 65 for staff below the senior civil service level. Employees have the right to request to work beyond the default retirement age.