HC Deb 06 March 1951 vol 485 cc33-4W
73. Mr. Heath

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the policy of the Government in respect of the continuance in employment of members of the executive grades in the Civil Service after they reach the age of 60 years; and what instructions have been given to Government Departments on this matter.

Mr. Gaitskell

The standing instructions to Government Departments provide that they should continue to employ men and women beyond the normal retiring age in all cases where they are willing to remain and are fully fit and efficient in their grade and where there is real need to retain their services.