§ 38. Mr. Ridsdale
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will amend Section 20 of the Superannuation Act, 1834, under which the pension of a retired civil servant is suspended during his re-employment.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
I am not prepared to make any fundamental change in this Section. The Royal Commission on the Civil Service has considered a minor change and its recommendation—in favour of the status quo—will be considered along with the Commission's other recommendations on Civil Service pensions.
§ Mr. Ridsdale
Is not my right hon. Friend aware that many retired civil servants are finding it necessary to seek re-employment at a lower level, and that Section 20 of the Superannuation Act, 1834, is not in keeping with the conditions of 1955?
§ Mr. Butler
I am aware of it. The hon. Member will be aware that the 2114 Superannuation Acts were amended to enable a re-employed pensioner to earn up to five extra years of pensionable service in respect of his re-employment.