§ Mrs. Chalker
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when she expects to finalise her departmental document number 10 in respect of dates of retirement for personnel wishing to continue beyond pensionable age.
§ Mr. Meacher
Wirral Area Health Authority Official Document No. 10 quotes accurately my Department's published guidance on the retention of staff beyond pensionable age. This is, however, being reviewed, and I hope that the revised guidance will be issued this year.