§ Mr. McCrindle
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what is the current maximum death-inservice benefit under local government superannuation schemes; if he has any plans to increase the maximum benefit payable; and if he will make a statement;
(2) if he has any plans to remove the 20 years pensionable service qualification for the maximum death-in-service benefit under local government super-annuation schemes; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The grant payable to the personal representatives of an employee who dies in service is one year's salary or three-eightieths of his pensionable remuneration multiplied by the length of his pensionable service, whichever is the greater. We have no plans to increase these benefits without an increase in the contributions payable by employees.