49. Mr. J. T. Price
asked the Minister of National Insurance why employees of his Department are being automatically retired from service at 65 years of age contrary to the declarations of Her Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Turton
I assume the hon. Member has temporary staff in mind. There is no such automatic rule as the hon. Member suggests, but temporary officers over 65 may be discharged either where they are not fully efficient in the duties of their grade or where redundancy exists.