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

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Pensions on 13th February 1986.


Mr. Meacher Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be (i) the gross and (ii) the net cost of paying to retirement pensioners currently in receipt of basic or supplementary pension an additional weekly pension of (a) £5, (b) £10 or (c) £15, less the sum of any additional pension, earnings or investment income accruing; and how many pensioners would no longer be entitled to supplementary pension as a result.

Mr. Major I regret that the information requested is not available. Details are not held centrally about pensioners' earnings below the appropriate earnings limit, or about their investment income.