HC Deb 12 February 2002 vol 380 cc242-3W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of his Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on flexible retirement. [32817]

Ruth Kelly

The Cabinet Office is responsible for setting the retirement age for all members of the Senior Civil Service. This is age 60. Heads of Departments and Agency Chief Executives have flexibility to retain members of the Senior Civil Service beyond age 60 if they judge it in the public interest and they are satisfied about the fitness and efficiency of the individual to carry out his or her duties.

The policy for all other staff of HM Treasury and its agency the Debt Management Office is that they also retire at age 60.