HC Deb 01 December 1983 vol 49 c578W
Mr. Stanbrook

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list those groups of public service pensioners whose pensions include an element in respect of war service, giving the proportion thereof in each case and those groups whose pensions do not at present include provision for war service.

Mr. Hayhoe

The main United Kingdom public service schemes — that is Civil Service, teachers, National Health Service, universities, local government and the fire and police services—make provision for the reckoning of war service in the whole or in part, depending particularly on whether the war service interrupted or preceded entry into these services. But many pensioners with war service will not have satisfied the qualifying conditions. Information about the proportions of pensioners who have been credited with war service under these arrangements is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.