HC Deb 08 April 1968 vol 762 c884
53. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Minister of Technology what he is doing to synchronise the pension schemes of those in his establishments employed by the Atomic Energy Authority and the Science Research Council, respectively.

Dr. Bray

If my hon. Friend has in mind the terms of the proposed transfer of astrophysics staff at Culham from the Atomic Energy Authority to the Science Research Council in April, 1969, I can say that it is the intention that these staff should remain on A.E.A. conditions of service and be retained in the A.E.A. superannuation scheme. Legislation will be needed for this purpose, but I cannot say at this time what form it will take.

Mr. Dalyell

Does my hon. Friend agree that in view of the circumstances, there is a certain urgency about this matter?

Dr. Bray

The urgency is to ensure that proper pensions provisions are made. I assure my hon. Friend that there will be no lack of care taken to ensure that there is no injustice to individuals.