HC Deb 29 April 1892 vol 3 c1647
DR. CLARK (Caithness)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the rule laid down in the Order in Council for the compulsory retirement of Civil servants on attaining the age of 65 has been applied generally to all Departments; whether any Civil servants have been allowed to remain on active duty who are over 70 years of age; and, if so, how it is proposed to remunerate them for their services?


Clause 10 of the Order in Council to which the hon. Member refers has been applied generally to all Departments except the legal Departments and the Houses of Lords and Commons. A few Civil servants, principally scientific or technical officers, remain on duty notwithstanding that they are over 70, but their services are only temporarily retained for special reasons. They are paid as for unestablished service, and that service does not count for pension.