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1987-1990 - Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Pensioners

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Pensioners on 4th May 1989.


Mr. Stevens To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the abolition of the earnings rule for pensioners announced in his Budget.

Mr. Greg Knight To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the abolition of the earnings rule for retirement pensioners which he announced in his Budget.

Mr. Hanley To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the abolition of the earnings rule for pensioners which he announced in his Budget.

Mr. Major The abolition of the pensioners earnings rule was widely welcomed by interested individuals and organisations. In particular, the director general of Help the Aged wrote to my right hon. Friend after the Budget statement to record his appreciation of this and other Budget measures to help pensioners.

Mr. Foulkes To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to meet representatives from retirement pensioners' groups; and what matters he expects to discuss.

Mr. Ernie Ross To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to meet representatives from pensioners' groups; and what matters he expects to discuss.

Mr. Robert Hughes To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to meet representatives from pensioners' groups.

Mr. Major My right hon. Friend has no current plans to meet representatives from pensioners’ groups.