Police: Retirement

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th November 2010.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have given approval to a number of police forces to forcibly retire police officers who have 30 years or more service.

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police forces they have authorised to forcibly retire police officers who have 30 years or more service.

Photo of Baroness Neville-Jones Baroness Neville-Jones Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

Police authorities have responsibility for administering the police pension scheme and making specified decisions under it. The power to compel police officers with 30 years or more service to retire has been in the relevant regulations since they were enacted in 1987.

The Government have no role to play in any exercise of this power by police authorities.

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