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Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the current rate of employer contribution is to each public sector pension scheme for which her Department has responsibility. (202613)

The current average employer contribution rate for the local government pension scheme, based on available information, is some 15.7 per cent. of payroll.

The equivalent rate for the firefighters pension scheme 1992 is 21.3 per cent. of payroll and 11 per cent. for the new fire fighters pension scheme 2006.