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Retirement Age

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer from the Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet Office to the hon. Member for Blackpool South of 4 December 2006, Official Report, columns 189-90W, on the retirement age, what her 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. (108007)

Since 1 October 2006, the Department has adopted the default retirement age of 65 for all staff. Any request to work beyond age 65 would be considered on a case-by-case basis.