HC Deb 18 June 1974 vol 875 c112W
Sir George Young

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will review the gratuity payable to police officers and prison officers on the termination of their employment to allow them to purchase their own accommodation.

Dr. Summerskill

The lump sum payable on retirement to prison officers is governed by the Principal Civil Service Superannuation Scheme and my right hon. Friend has no authority to depart from its provisions. No lump sum is payable on retirement to police officers, who receive a maximum pension of two-thirds of pay, compared with a maximum pension of half pay, together with a lump sum, under the Civil Service scheme.