HC Deb 11 August 1966 vol 733 cc386-7W
Mr. Horner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that a large number of firemen who will be compulsorily retired from the fire service in the coming year will have their pensions permanently reduced as a result of the wages standstill; and whether he will amend the firemen's pension scheme so that when the current wages settlement negotiated by the Fire Brigades Union ultimately becomes effective their retirment pensions might be correspondingly adjusted.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Under the firemen's pension scheme made under the Fire Services Acts, pensions are calculated on the average of the actual pay received during the last three years of service (in some cases, the last year of service).

I have no plans to amend the scheme in this respect.