§ Lady Tweedsmuir
asked the Minister of National Insurance how many applicants for posts under the National Insurance scheme have been unable to accept appointments, owing to the fact that past superannuable employment is not taken into account in the provisions of the Civil Service superannuation; and whether he will remedy this position.
§ Mr. Steele
Such cases have been very few, but I am unable to give precise figures. The number of eligible applicants exceeded the posts available, and my right hon. Friend could not at this stage depart from the published terms on which the successful candidates accepted appointments.