Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on the Earnings Rule on 12th March 1986.
Mr. Watts Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services at what level of income
the earnings rule has operated in respect of retirement pensions in each year from
Mr. Major The weekly limits above which retirement pension is affected are shown in the table. The limit in force since November 1985 will remain unchanged when benefits are next uprated in July 1986.
November | £
1978 | 45
1979 | 52
1982 | 57
1983 | 65
1984 | 70
1985 | 75