HC Deb 10 June 1913 vol 53 c1462W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether a retiral age for servants is fixed in his Department; and how many in the last three years have given up work on attaining that age?


The retiring age in the Board of Trade and its sub-departments is governed by the Order in Council of 10th January, 1910, whereby any officer can be called upon to retire at any time after reaching sixty. Except in very special cases, it is compulsory for every officer to retire on attaining sixty-five. In the last three years nineteen have retired at sixty-five, one at sixty-three, one at sixty-two, one at sixty-one, and two at sixty years of age.