HC Deb 03 July 1956 vol 555 cc97-8W
Mr. J. Eden

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state the number of pensioned civil servants of the administrative and executive grades who were excluded from benefiting under the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1956, because they were under 60 years of age.

Mr. H. Macmillan

It would not be possible to give the exact number without disproportionate expenditure of time and labour. It must be small, because civil servants cannot normally retire before they are 60, and the majority of pensioners under 60 are ill-health pensioners whose age does not affect their eligibility for pensions increase.