HC Deb 16 January 1998 vol 304 cc317-8W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to withdraw enhancement benefits for early or medical retirement from members of public sector superannuation schemes later found guilty of, or responsible for, improper activities that involved costs to the relevant employer. [23021]

Mrs. Liddell

Legislation exists to enable public service schemes to forfeit the pension rights of public servants who are convicted of serious offences committed in connection with their employment, or for treason or offences under the Official Secrets Act. Schemes may also have rules or regulations, or rely upon DSS regulations, to use pension rights to recover moneys owed to the employer.

It is a matter for those who run the schemes to determine when and how to apply the relevant legislation and regulations in individual cases.