HC Deb 03 February 1981 vol 998 c73W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is the current pension of the following grades of civil servants who retired on 1 September 1971 as a percentage of their salary on retirement and as a percentage of the pension of similar ranked civil servants retiring on 1 September 1979: (a) permanent secretary, (b) under secretary, (c) assistant secretary and (d) senior principal.

Mr. Hayhoe

The information requested is as follows:

Current Pension of an Officer retiring on 1 September 1971*
Grade As a percentage of salary at 1 September 1971 As a percentage of the current pension for an equivalent officer retiring on 1 September 1979
Permanent Secretary 133 per cent. 115 per cent.
Under Secretary 157 per cent. 105 per cent.
Assistant Secretary 150 per cent. 111 per cent.
Senior Principal 148 per cent. 102 per cent.
* Assuming 40 years reckonable service and salary at the maximum of the scale where relevant.

The first column expresses current pensions as a percentage of 1971 salary in money terms. In real terms, they have stayed constant at between 38 and 45 per cent. of the purchasing power of the salary in 1971.

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