HC Deb 30 November 1971 vol 827 c52W
54. Mr. Rost

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the irregular attendance of Mrs. Joan Mary Sheldon, of 129, High Street, Chellaston, Derby, on which grounds her employment as an established officer of the Civil Service was terminated, was certificated sick leave; and why she was not retired on medical grounds.

Mr. Dean

Mrs. Sheldon's irregular attendance was almost wholly covered by medical certificates. She was not retired on medical grounds because the Medical Adviser of the Civil Service Department was not satisfied that Mrs. Sheldon wasincapable from infirmity of mind and body to discharging the duties of her situation and that that infirmity was likely to be permanent. This is the requirement for the issue of a medical certificate under the Superannuation Act, 1965.