§ 7. Mr. Ross
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what estimate he has made of the sum required to be added to the present retirement pension paid in respect of a married couple in order to raise that sum to the value it had on the dates when the present rate was first announced, and when it became payable, respectively.
§ Mr. Pentland
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will indicate the estimated loss in purchasing power of the old-age retirement pension since the date of the last increase.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
On the basis of the retail prices index, 1s. l1d. for a single person and 3s. 1d. for a married couple.