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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Retirement Pension

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Retirement Pension on 13th January 1986.


Mr. Skinner Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the percentage rise in retirement pension claims during (i) 1983-84 and (ii) 1984-85.

Mr. Major Retirement pension claims (all categories) rose by 1 per cent. between 1982-83 and 1983-84 and by 22.9 per cent. between 1983-84 and 1984-85. Numbers of claims in each year were:


Year | Number

1982-83 | 649,679

1983-84 | 656,208

1984-85 | 806,190