HC Deb 12 July 1965 vol 716 cc7-8W
40. Mr. Longden

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the pensions of retired male nurses who accept part-time employment in Government service are liable to be proportionately reduced, whereas if they choose part-time employment elsewhere they may draw their pensions in full; and if he will abolish this earnings rule so as to encourage such nurses to remain in employment after they have reached the retirement age of 55.

Mr. K. Robinson

A provision for abatement of pensions on re-employment is a normal condition of public service pension schemes and I have no proposals for changing in the case of male nurses the requirements of the National Health Service (Superannuation) Regulations.