HC Deb 28 February 1939 vol 344 cc1094-5W
Mr. Ammon

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, what proportion of civil servants live to the age of 60 years?

Captain Wallace

I regret that there are no figures available on which a reliable estimate could be based.

Sir R. Gower

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what approximate proportion of the industrial and non-industrial civil servants qualify for pensions at the present time; and whether any progress has been made with regard to the introduction of some form of contributory pension scheme to cover as many as possible of those who do not at present qualify for any superannuation?

Captain Wallace

The proportion of civil servants, industrial and non-industrial, who are eligible for pension is approximately 50 per cent., the respective proportions being 15 per cent. and 67 per cent. With regard to the second part of the question, I am afraid I have nothing to add to the information I gave my hon. Friend in reply to his question of the 25th November, 1938.