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Departmental Pensions

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many and what proportion of civil servants in his Department are members of the (a) classic, (b) classic plus, (c) nuvos and (d) premium civil service pension schemes. (229523)

Information on pension details is provided by the Ministry of Justice payroll services. The split between classic plus and premium cannot be distinguished in all cases.

Pensions within my Department are split as follows:

Pension scheme

Percentage of staff

Number of employees in pension scheme

Classic

63

35

Classic plus and Premium

11

6

Premium

16

9

Nuvos

10

6

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many civil servants working in his Department have pensions with a cash equivalent transfer value of over £1 million. (229542)

It is not appropriate to disclose pension information for civil servants other than board members, whose details are shown in the Remuneration Report in annual Resource Accounts for the Ministry of Justice.

A copy of the Resource Accounts for financial year 2007-08 can be found in the Library, or accessed electronically using the following link:

http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/hc0708/hc08/0869/0869.asp