HC Deb 21 January 1964 vol 687 c106W
35. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent it is the policy of Her Majesty's Government that civil servants should be compulsorily retired on reaching the age of 65 even if efficient and physically fit.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The general aim is to employ all efficient and fit officers for as long as practicable; there is no universally applied retiring age.