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Older Workers

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what guidance the House authorities have issued on arrangements to enable staff of the House, excluding its Officers, who wish to continue to work beyond the age of 65 years to do so; and if he will make a statement. (320991)

The House of Commons service currently has a “no retirement age” policy for most of its staff. This will be extended to include all staff from 1 April 2010 when the retirement age of 65 for the senior commons structure is removed.

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many House of Commons staff, excluding Officers of the House, there are over the age of 65 years; and if he will make a statement. (320992)

64 members of staff, excluding Officers of the House (staff in pay band A and above), are over the age of 65.