HL Deb 08 February 2001 vol 621 c117WA
Lord Tebbit

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they anticipate making arrangements for the widows of Royal Ulster Constabulary officers and Northern Ireland Prison Service officers killed by terrorists to enjoy the same rights to retain their pensions as are accorded to widows of Armed Services personnel. [HL466]

The Minister of State, Cabinet Office (Lord Falconer of Thoroton)

There are no plans to introduce changes of this nature to either the RUC Pension Scheme or Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Northern Ireland), which provides pension benefits for staff in the Northern Ireland Prison Service.