HC Deb 20 February 1978 vol 944 c448W
21. Mr. Ridley

asked the Minister for the Civil Service, in the light of recent Expenditure Committee recommendations, what action he intends to take in relation to the deduction made from Civil Service pay to cover the cost of inflation-proof pensions.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

The deduction from Civil Service pay for relative pension benefits will be reassessed during the next pay research exercise and the Government Actuary will each year publish a report on the basis on which the calculation is made, so this is available for public scrutiny.

Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many people formerly employed in the public service are currently in receipt of pensions which are inflation proof.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

Approximately 1 million, not including the dependants of former public service employees.