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Departments: Manpower

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Leader of the House how many and what percentage of employees in her Office are above state retirement age. (158941)

The Leader of the House of Commons’ Office forms part of the Cabinet Office. Although the Cabinet Office currently has a compulsory retirement age of 65 for all grades, staff have the right to request to continue working beyond this age.

There are currently six employees in the Cabinet Office (0.4 per cent. of all staff) who are above the statutory retirement age of 65.

Specific figures for the Leader’s Office are not available. To protect the confidentiality of individuals, it is standard Government practice not to publish details relating to five or fewer individuals.