Local Government

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of John Cummings John Cummings Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authority workers in each local authority area in Durham (a) retired and (b) took ill-health retirement in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (Local Government & Community Cohesion), Department for Communities and Local Government

The number of local authority workers who were members of the local authority pension scheme administered by Durham county council who (a) retired and (b) took ill health retirement in each of the last five years for which data are available, are shown in the following table.

Normal retirement Ill-health retirement
2000-01 90 139
2001-02 49 115
2002-03 119 77
2003-04 87 96
2004-05 140 55

These data are taken from the SF3 Local Government Pensions Schemes form completed each year by administrators of local authority pension schemes and returned to the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Durham county council administers a single pension scheme for staff of the county council and the seven local authorities within the county of Durham, the administration staff of the police and fire service and staff of a further 43 bodies in the scheme including parish councils, town councils, statutory bodies, colleges and admitted bodies.

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