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Civil Servants: Retirement

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the timetable is for removing the mandatory retirement age policy across the Civil Service; and whether such removal will apply to senior civil servants. (249918)

The Cabinet Secretary announced on 1 October 2008 that Departments and agencies who had not already done so will introduce a policy of having a no mandatory retirement age for staff by March 2010. A review is currently under way to assess the potential impact of extending such a policy to members of the senior civil service.