§ Mr. Andrew Bowden
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the average weekly Civil Service pension; and what percentage of Civil Service pensioners are on or below this average.
§ Mr. Brooke
The average pension in payment to retired civil servants is £54 a week; the average in payment to dependants is £21 a week. Some two thirds of retired civil servants and of dependants are on or below their respective averages.