HC Deb 24 June 2002 vol 387 c716W
Mr. Laurence Robertson

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will make a statement on his policy towards allowing firefighters to retire from the force through(a) ill health and (b) injury sustained while on active service with full pension rights; and if he will make a statement; [64217]

(2) if he will make a statement on the reviews he is undertaking of firefighters' pension arrangements. [642 1 8]

Mr. Raynsford

We have at present no proposals to change the arrangements which allow firefighters to retire from brigades with an ill-health pension and injury award when a retirement results from injury on duty.

The Fire-fighters' Pension Scheme is kept under review and we continue to discuss amendments to the scheme with the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council, which represents fire service interests.