§ 12. Miss Burton
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much the pension of a retired civil servant is abated when he takes up remunerative employment outside the Civil Service on retirement.
§ Miss Burton
While not suggesting that the pension should be abated, may I ask on what grounds of equity the Chancellor defends the position that an old-age pensioner who retires on the present miserable pittance is not allowed to earn more than £2 a week without having that pension cut?
§ Mr. Butler
The cases are not absolutely analogous. I am simply giving the rules which apply to the Civil Service pensioner employed by a new employer outside the public sector.