HC Deb 06 December 1955 vol 547 cc177-8
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.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The pension is not abated.

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.