HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 cc1115-6W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS consultants retired in each year since 1997. [59570]

Mr. Hutton

[holding answer 24 May 2002]: The figures in the table show the number of consultants who received a pension award, from the National Health Service Pension Scheme, in each of the financial years 1997 to 2001. The figures include all types of retirement, including age, ill health, voluntary early, preserved pensions, and premature, which may be subject to retrospective adjustment following validation processes.

Year Consultant Pension Awards
1997 415
1998 450
1999 400
2000 403
2001 497
Total 2,165

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