§ Mr. W. BROWN
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what is the average age of decease amongst retired men and women civil servants, respectively, in receipt of pensions granted to them on retirement due to age grounds?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of an answer given in this House on 24th June, 1926, in which the average age at which470W civil servants retire on pension is estimated to be approximately 58 and the average duration of pension to be 12½ years. A fresh inquiry in this matter is in progress, and I will send my hon. Friend the results in due course.