§ Mr. Tim Renton
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what proportion of public sector pensions is funded, including the nationalised industries.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
The pension arrangements of a number of public sector bodies, including those of the nationalised industries, are not subject to ministerial control, and precise information about the many schemes which are subject to control could be collated only at disproportionate cost. It is estimated, however, that a little over one-half of both serving and retired members of pension schemes in the public sector as a whole are subject to funded schemes.