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

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Age Allowances on 14th July 1986.


Mr. Kirkwood Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will introduce legislation to enable age allowances paid to war widows to be increased and to enable age allowances to be awarded to pensioners whose disablements are assessed at below 40 per cent.

Mr. Major Age allowances paid to war widows will be increased on 28 July in line with price increases. We have no plans to award age allowances to war disablement pensioners whose disablement is assessed at below 40 per cent.