§ Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison governors are expected to retire at age 60 years under the early retirement scheme over the next three years; and what is being done to ensure that they are adequately compensated.
§ Mr. Brittan
The minimum retirement age for prison governors, as for most civil servants, is 60, and it is normal for a governor in charge of a prison, and for many more junior governors, to retire on or shortly after reaching that age; this does not constitute early retirement. On retirement a prison governor qualifies for a pension and lump sum, calculated according to length of service, under the principal Civil Service pension scheme.