§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Minister of Health the average period of service which a municipal employé has to serve to obtain a pension, assuming that he entered the service at the minimum age; what age would such an employé be when he retired; and what pension would he obtain?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
I assume the hon. Member's question relates to areas in which the Local Government and Other Officers' Superannuation Act, 1922, is in force. The materials for a specific reply to his question are not available, but, putting aside the case of retirement on account of ill-health or infirmity, an employé would become entitled to a2314W pension on attaining the age of 65, or at or after the age of 60 on completing 40 years' service, and his pension would be at the rate of 1/60th for each year of service (up to 40) of his average remuneration during the five years immediately preceding his retirement.