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Departmental Pensions

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many and what proportion of civil servants in his Department and its agencies are members of the (a) Classic, (b) Classic Plus, (c) Nuvos and (d) Premium civil service pension schemes. (229531)

The information is set out in the following table.

Pension scheme

Number of staff

Proportion (percentage)

Classic

555

69

Premium and Classic Plus

200

25

NUVOS

33

4

Total

788

98

The numbers exclude 25 staff in Government Skills, who transferred to my Department from Cabinet Office, whose pension details are not currently available.

The Department does not hold details of individual numbers of staff in the Premium and Classic Plus schemes nor information on numbers of staff in each scheme in its two agencies. This information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.