HC Deb 07 June 1976 vol 912 cc518-9W
Mr. Mike Thomas

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what would be the annual amount of pension payable, the cash sum payable and the degree of inflation-proofing, respectively, for home civil servants retiring on 1st June 1976 in each respective grade from principal to permanent secretary, assuming the individual concerned had spent the last three years of service at the top point of the salary scale for his grade, and had served a total of 40 years.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

The average length of reckonable service of a civil servant at the time of retirement is some 23 years. On the assumption of 40 years such service, however, the amount of pension would be:

Grade Annual Pension
Principal 3,751
Senior Principal 4,675
Assistant Secretary 5,500
Under Secretary 6,000
Deputy Secretary 7,500
Permanent Secretary 10,500

Subject to reduction in respect of out-standing contributions for widow's pension, the cash lump sum would be three times the amount of the annual pension.

As I told the hon. Member for Blaby (Mr. Lawson) on 27th May, under the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 public service pensions, including Civil Service pensions, may be increased from 1st December each year. No decision has yet been taken about the size of any increase for this year.

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