HC Deb 21 June 1955 vol 542 cc61-2W
Mr. Freeth

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury for an estimate of the total extra cost to the Exchequer per annum of giving to all retired servants of the Crown, both civil and military, including the police forces, the same rates of retired pay or pension as if they had retired with their last rank held on 1st January, 1955, instead of on their actual respective dates of retirement.

Mr. Henry Brooke

The best estimate I can make is that the direct cost, over and above the cost of existing pensions increase, would probably be between £20 million and £25 million a year.