§ 56. Mr. TURTON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that there are civil servants with 16 years' service who are without pension rights coming in the category of age-barred officers; and whether he will review the regulations so as to remove this disability from civil servants with long records of service?
§ Mr. W. S. MORRISON
My hon. Friend has presumably in mind the case of those clerks originally engaged in a temporary capacity who on the occasion of recent reviews were not admitted to the pensionable establishment on the ground that they could not complete by the age of 60 the 10 years' reckonable service required by Statute for the grant of a pension. In those cases where the service approaches 16 years, opportunities have been afforded at an earlier age of obtaining establishment through special competition, and I am unable to modify the rule in their favour.