HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 c1285
32. Mr. Denzil Freeth

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the cost of making all previous service by temporary civil servants count in full in the computation of their pensions.

Mr. Amory

Capitalised, the cost is estimated at £175 million.

Mr. Freeth

Would my right hon. Friend tell the House how much it would cost per annum if from this moment such previous service were counted in full for payment for all pensions now being paid, and would he state the maximum annual increase in cost to the Exchequer?

Mr. Amory

The annual cost would be about £6½ million to £7½ million, but in the first year it would cost about £20 million because it would, in the view of the Government, be necessary to revise the lump sum payments and pensions already made in the past at a cost of about £14 million.