HC Deb 18 October 1971 vol 823 c67W
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.