HC Deb 12 June 1972 vol 838 cc203-4W
Mr. Bagier

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals he has made for improved pension benefits arising from the White Paper, "Strategy for Pensions", Command Paper No. 4755, for Civil Service, local government employees, and teachers; and what percentage of salary it is proposed they pay, respectively.

Sir K. Joseph

The proposals in the White Paper are of general application to the whole community, and there is none specific to the groups mentioned. Within the State basic scheme they will pay the same contributions and receive the same range of benefits as any other employees. An important aim of the Government's proposals is to encourage the development of good occupational pension schemes, but the policy and management of the occupational schemes covering these particular groups do not come within my responsibilities.