HC Deb 23 February 1968 vol 759 cc201-2W
Mr. Adam Hunter

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total amount involved in meeting the cost of public service and armed forces pensions in the United Kingdom in 1966; and if he will state the separate figure for Scotland.

Mr. Harold Lever:

The table which follows shows, for England and Wales, and Scotland, the cost of pensions and related benefits for former members of the armed forces and the principal public services in the financial year 1965–66. For the armed forces and Civil Service, a breakdown between England and Wales, and Scotland is not readily available and could not be obtained without disproportionate cost and effort.

Service England and Wales Scotland Total
£m. £m. £m.
Civil Service 93.3
Teaching 48.7 7 55.7
National Health Service 16.7 1.8 18.5
Local Government* 53.5 5 58.5
Police 24.2 2.6 26.8
Fire 3.7 0.3 4
Armed Forces† 71
*Estimated figures which exclude certain gratuities to non-pensionable staff but include certain small items of expenditure which do not appear in the other figures in the table.
† An estimated figure for the United Kingdom.