§ Sir William Clark
asked the Minister for the Civil Service how much of the basic State pension for a single person and for a married couple is taken into account when calculating the index-linked pension of a civil servant or a public sector employee.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
Civil Service pensions are reduced on account of the basic State pension by £1.70 a year for each 165W year of reckonable service. The reduction applies only to those who were recruited to the Civil Service on or after 1 March 1948 and it no longer applies to service given after 31 March 1980. Other public service pension schemes have been modified to produce a similar effect.