§ Dr. Glyn
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he is aware that a pensioner under the Post Office Superannuation Act, 1965, is penalised by a pension reduction if he works for a Government Department, but the same pension is unaffected if he works for a private firm; and if he will take steps to see that this anomaly is removed at an early stage.
§ Mr. David Howell
Under the Superannuation Act, 1965, Civil Service pensioners—including those who retired from the Post Office before 1st October, 1969—re-employed in a Government Department may draw Civil Service pension only to the extent that pay plus pension in issue does not exceed salary immediately before retirement. However, their service during re-employment will frequently give rise to additional pension and lump sum at final retirement. The rules for abatement of pension on re-employment, together with all other aspects of Civil Service superannuation terms, are currently being reviewed by a joint committee of the National Whitley Council.