Marquess of TITCHFIELD
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what retirement terms are awarded to civil servants when discharged through redundancy?
§ Mr. McNEILL
Under Section 7 of the Superannuation Act, 1859, as amended by Section 6 of the Superannuation Act, 1909, compensation may be granted to a civil servant who is retired in consequence of the abolition of his office or of a reorganisation of this Department by which greater efficiency and economy can be effected. In the case of a civil servant who entered the service after the passing of the Superannuation Act, 1909, the award cannot exceed the pension (if any) plus lump sum which might be granted to him if he were retiring on account of ill-health, the pension being calculated at the rate of one-eightieth of pensionable salary for each year served. In the case of a civil servant who entered the service before the passing of the Superannuation Act, 1909, the award takes the form of an annual allowance at the rate of one-sixtieth of salary for each year served, without any lump sum.