HC Deb 05 December 1996 vol 286 c764W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which public sector pension schemes provided injury benefit pension awards; what number of pensioners are involved; and in each case if the benefit is taxable. [7188]

Sir John Wheeler

The following public sector pension schemes provide injury benefit pension awards. The number of pensioners involved per scheme, in terms of the number in receipt of injury benefit pensions, is shown alongside each scheme:

Principal civil service pension scheme (NI) 56
Royal Ulster Constabulary scheme 176
Fire Service 54
Health Service scheme 94
Northern Ireland local government officer scheme n/a

Details concerning the number of awards paid under the terms of the local government officers scheme are not held centrally and it is not possible to provide a figure in this case.

None of the injury benefit pension awards is taxable.