HC Deb 18 December 1961 vol 651 cc114-5W
77. Mr. McKay

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will keep the basic benefits for pensions, sickness, unemployment and widows rising by the same percentage as men's earnings.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

No. This is only one of the factors which have to be taken into account in judging what at any time is the appropriate level for National Insurance benefits and contributions.