HC Deb 24 June 1999 vol 333 c456W
Mr. Tyrie

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will make a statement on the pension arrangements for departmental Special Advisers. [87963]

Mr. Kilfoyle

The pension arrangements for Special Advisers are set out in the published Cabinet Office document, "Special Advisers Pay System", which is available in the Libraries of the House.

Special Advisers are not eligible to be members of the Civil Service Pension Scheme, nor do their salaries include any element for pension contribution. Instead, a pension contribution of up to a maximum of 16 per cent, of salary is paid directly into an Adviser's existing or new occupational or personal pension scheme.

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