HC Deb 14 April 1960 vol 621 cc142-3W
Mr. Houghton

asked the Secretary to the Treasury how many Civil Service pensioners are serving in an unestablished capacity under Section 36 (2) (a) and (b) of the Superannuation Act, 1949, respectively; and what is the number of civil servants continuing to serve in their established capacities under Section 35 of the Act after having reached retiring age and completed 40 years of reckonable service.

Sir E. Boyle

Section 36 (2) of the Superannuation Act, 1949, lays down alternative methods of computation of increased superannuation allowances, and the method to be used in particular cases will not be known until each individual retires. However, approximately 13,000 persons were serving in a disestablished capacity on 1st January, 1960, and are, therefore, potentially eligible for increased superannuation allowances under this Section of the Act.

As regards the second part of the Question, on 1st January, 1960, some 35,400 civil servants were serving in an established capacity after reaching age 60; but the number of these who had also completed 40 years' service could not be ascertained without undue expenditure of time and effort.