HL Deb 30 November 1983 vol 445 cc793-4WA
Lord Plant

asked Her Majesty's Government:

As a result of their encouragement of civil servants to join BUPA, PPA or WPA, how many civil servants have deductions made from their salaries for contributions to these provident associations.

The Minister of State, Privy Council Office, and Minister for the Arts (Earl Gowrie)

Deduction of contributions from salary was not part of the arrangements agreed with the three private medical insurance companies when the group discount schemes for civil servants were introduced in the spring of this year.

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