§ Mr. Wade
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the total of pensioned civil servants of the executive officer grade will receive additional increases under Section 2 of the Pensions (Increase) Bill owing to the fact that they are over 70 years of age; and what percentage of the total of retired officers of the Armed Forces will receive additional increases under prerogative instruments owing to the fact that they are over 70 years of age.
§ Mr. Barber
The figure for retired members of the Executive grades is about 45 per cent. The approximate figures for the Armed Forces is 15 per cent. of all retired officers (38 per cent. of retired officers eligible to receive pension increases).