HC Deb 03 July 1913 vol 54 cc2206-7W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the employés of his Department are forced to retire from active service at any fixed age; and, if so, at what age?


The rule for persons employed in the Foreign Office is the same as that for civil servants in general, being contained in Article 15 of the Civil Service Order in Council of January 10th, 1910, which reads as follows:—It shall he competent for the head of any Department to call upon any officer of such Department to retire at any time after reaching the age of sixty On such pension as by the length of his service he is qualified to receive. Retirement shall be compulsory for every officer on attaining sixty-five years of age. But in special cases the Treasury may, at the instance of the head of a Department, extend an officer's employment for a further period, not exceeding five years, on being satisfied that such officer's retirement at sixty-five would be detrimental to the interests of the Public Service.