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Land Registry: Retirement

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many members of staff aged 64 years or more in the Land Registry (a) in Peterborough and (b) elsewhere have been offered the option to continue to work beyond 65 years of age in the current financial year; and if he will make a statement. (194463)

In the current financial year, 67 members of Land Registry became or will become 64 years of age, of whom five are Peterborough staff. Of these, nine have applied to continue working for Land Registry beyond 65 years of age, including one from the Peterborough Office. To date, no application has been approved.

Under The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, which came into effect on 1 October 2006, all Land Registry staff approaching the age of 65 have an entitlement to request to work beyond the age of 65. The Human Resources department actively remind staff of this entitlement about six months before the age of 65 is reached.