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Prison Officers: Retirement

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 43647, tabled on 6 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of the current retirement age of 68 for prison officers on prison officer pensions.

Answered on

9 September 2021

We highly value our hardworking prison staff and offer access to medical professionals and an employee assistance programme to ensure continued physical and mental wellbeing. There are currently no plans for Cabinet Office to review the retirement age of prison officers within the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

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