§ 77. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury in what Department, exclusive of the three fighting services, fractional periods of years are allowed to count for retired pay; in what Departments it is customary to allow officers to complete a stated period after reaching the ordinary age for retirement in order that they should derive the benefits in their pension; and in what Departments neither of these procedures is followed?
Civil Service pensions are calculated upon completed years of service only. Heads of Departments have discretion to call upon their officers to retire at any time between the ages of 60 and 65. In Departments in which a normal retiring age has been fixed between those limits, it is usual to allow a short extension of service in order to enable an officer to complete another year for pension.