HC Deb 08 March 1966 vol 725 c457W
46. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if civil servants may, on retirement, continue to draw their full pensions even though they are appointed to other Government posts.

Mr. Diamond

A retired civil servant is prohibited by statute from drawing any part of his pension if he is appointed to an office in a public department and is paid as much as, or more than, he was receiving before he retired. This principle extends generally to senior appointments paid from public funds, but the precise arrangements vary.