HC Deb 15 December 1978 vol 960 c400W
Mr. Kenneth Clarke

asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many civil servants are employed in the Civil Service over the ordinary retirement age of 60 years for women and 65 years for men.

Mr. Charles R. Morris:

At present, 10,330 women aged 60 or above—of whom 470 are 65 or above—and 1,191 men aged 65 or above are employed in the non-industrial Civil Service. A total of 1,582 of the women, and 207 of the men, are employed in a part-time capacity. The Government have introduced a policy of compulsory retirement of civil servants at age 65, subject to certain limited exceptions. The current total of 1,661 part-time and whole-time civil servants aged 65 or over compares with 7,000 in April 1977. Corresponding figures of industrial civil servants are not available centrally.