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

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Overseas Pensioners on 17th March 1986.


Sir Eldon Griffiths Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the countries with which Britain has agreements to provide cost of living increases to British pensioners who reside there.

Mr. Major Pensions are payable at the same rates as in the United Kingdom to pensioners in European Community States, and under reciprocal agreements to pensioners in the following countries:

Austria

Cyprus

Finland

Guernsey

Iceland

Israel

Jersey

Malta

Mauritius

Sark

Switzerland

Turkey

Yugoslavia

Pensioners in a further group of countries receive the increases which become payable after the date an agreement entered into force:

Bermuda, from 1 November 1969

Jamaica, from 1 October 1972

United States of America, from 25 September 1969