§ 73. Mr. Hamilton
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what has been the decrease in the purchasing power of the basic retirement pension since the introduction of the legislation granting the last increase and since the date of the first payment of that increase.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
On the basis of the Retail Prices Index, 3s. 0d., and 2s. 8d., from December, 1954, and April, 1955, respectively.