HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c75W
Mr. Colman

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will end the requirement for civil servants to retire at the age of 60. [137621]

Mr. Stringer

Departments have authority to set the normal retirement age for their own staff, with the exception of those in the Senior Civil Service, and some already operate retirement ages above 60. The normal retirement age for members of the Senior Civil Service is currently 60.

In the light of the Performance and Innovation Unit report "Winning the Generation Game" Departments are considering, as recommended in the report, whether changes to their retirement arrangements would be practicable, and the Cabinet Office will consider whether to change the retirement age for the Senior Civil Service.

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