HC Deb 26 March 1956 vol 550 cc167-8W
71. Mr. Steele

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has now considered the finding of the Phillips Committee that there has been no systematic analysis of the income and expenditure of elderly households in Great Britain; and what action he proposes to take.

Mr. Iain Macleod

On 13th March, when I announced the introduction of the new Index of Retail Prices, I stated that a full Report on the 1953 household expenditure inquiry would be published towards the end of this year and that this would show details of the expenditure pattern of households wholly or mainly dependent upon National Insurance retirement or similar pensions, including National Assistance paid in supplementation or instead of such pensions.

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