§ Ms. Armstrong
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the number of NHS staff, by grade, who have retired within the last five years under the female nurse provisions of the NHS superannuation regulations, indicating the ages of the staff concerned in year bands.
§ Mr. Freeman
The specific information requested is not available. The NHS superannuation scheme does not maintain either records by grade or statistics relating to retirements under the special class provisions. An attempt to extract even some of the required information from manual and computer records would be a very time-consuming exercise, which would incur disproportionate expense.