HC Deb 25 July 1946 vol 426 cc36-7W
74. Mr. Weitzman

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that, in spite of appeals to persons who would normally retire to continue their employment because of the nation's need of manpower, employees at His Majesty's Stationery Office have been notified that the old practice of retiring employees, on reaching the age of 65 is being reverted to and that their employment will be so terminated; and whether he will take steps to deal with the matter.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Retirement at 65 is not at present enforced by the Stationery Office in those cases where retention would be in the interests of efficiency, but the return of men from the Forces entitled to reinstatement, or reduction of wartime work, is liable to create a surplus of manpower in the Department, and the industrial staff generally have been warned of the normal possibility that they may be retired at 65.

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