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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on the Christmas Bonus

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on the Christmas Bonus on 7th November 1986.


Mr. Andrew Bowden Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects that the date of payment of the Christmas bonus for retired pensioners for 1987 and subsequent years will be announced.

Mr. Major It is planned to pay the Christmas bonus for 1987 and future years on the pension pay day in the week beginning with the first Monday in December (Schedule 6, paragraph 1(3) of the Social Security Act 1986 refers).