§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent the actual contribution of civil servants to their pension funds compares with that paid by the police, fire, health and local government employees; and whether he will arrange to put civil servants' contributions to their pension funds on the same or a similar basis to other public service employees.
§ Mr. Hayhoe:
On the first part of his question, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave today to my hon. Friend the Member for Welwyn and Hatfield (Mr. Murphy). On the second, putting the principal Civil Service pension scheme on to a fully contributory basis is one of the recommendations in the report of the Megaw inquiry into Civil Service pay, which the Government are at present considering.