HC Deb 08 February 1932 vol 261 cc497-9
111. Mr. McENTEE

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will state, at the latest convenient date, the number of retired civil servants in receipt of pension in each department of the Civil Service and the annual charge for pensions in respect of each department; the number of persons in receipt of retired pay or service pensions from the Navy, Army, and Air Force, and the annual charge in respect of each of the Services; and whether he could furnish similar particulars in respect of local government officers, police, and teachers?


With the hon. Member's permission, I will circulate the figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures:

Number of pensioners. Annual cost of pensions.
England and Wales 33,042 4,203,200
Scotland 4,474 645,275
Total 37,516 £4,858,475


No similar statistics are available.

Notes.-1. Most Civil Servants and Teachers receive in addition to pension lump sum payments on retirement, while if they die in service gratuities are payable to their representatives. Provision was made in the current estimates for such grants as follows:

Civil Servants 1,770,000
Teachers 1,880,000

2. The following amounts are recoverable in the current year from the Governments of the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland in respect of non-effective payments:

Civil Services 285,000
Royal Irish Constabulary 1,370,000