HC Deb 23 November 1953 vol 521 c1W
5. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what percentage of the average wage paid in industry in 1946 was represented by the retirement pension of 26s.; and what was the comparable percentage for the present retirement pension of 32s. 6d., in relation to the current average wage paid in industry.

Mr. Turton

Taking the Ministry of Labour figures of earnings of men manual workers as a basis the percentages are about 21 and 17, respectively.