§ 42. Sir D. Kaberry
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will issue a circular to local authorities giving guidance on the retention of full-time employees in receipt of a Service pension; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Corfield
No. In staffing matters generally local authorities are as independent of central government as any other employer, and guidance from my right hon. Friend would not be appropriate. But I hope that no local authority would regard the receipt of a service pension as in itself constituting a bar to full time employment.