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

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


Mr. Andrew Bowden Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what estimate he has of the additional annual cost of paying British retirement and widowed pensioners aged 75 years and over living (a) in Canada and (b) in South Africa, the rate of pension they would receive if living in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Major On the basis of a full year at today's pension levels, the additional cost of paying British retirement and widows' pensions at rates current in the United Kingdom to pensioners aged 75 years and over living(a) in Canada and (b) in South Africa would be approximately £9.9 million and £3 million respectively.