HC Deb 11 May 1995 vol 259 cc569-70W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the total of NHS staff(a) retiring on pension and (b) taking early retirements on pension for each of the last 10 years; and what was the annual cost of early retirements in each of the last 10 years. [22739]

Mr. Sackville

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the NHS Pensions Agency under its chief executive, Mr. A. F. Cowan. I have asked him to reply to the hon. Member.

Letter from A. F. Cowan to Mr. Martin Redmond, dated 11 May 1995: The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question as it falls within my area of responsibility. A breakdown of the figures in the format requested is not available. We are however able to provide the following information: Age retirements over the last 4 years:

Age Retirements
Year Number
1991–92 11,734
1992–93 12,774
1993–94 9,635
1994–95 11,364

Ill-health retirements over the last 4 years:

Ill-health Retirements
Year Number
1991–92 7,387
1992–93 8,381
1993–94 8,613
1994–95 8,484

Early retirements over the last 4 years:

Early retirements
Year Number
1991–92 3,108
1992–93 4,033
1993–94 6,318
1994–95 5,564

The value of early retirements including ill-health retirements to the scheme over the last 3 years is:

Year £ million
1992–93 137.291
1993–94 158.827
1994–95 211.383

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