HC Deb 08 November 1962 vol 666 c93W
Mr. Lubbock

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what would be the gross cost in 1963–64 of increasing the basic old-age pension to 65s. for single persons and 105s. for married couples and what reduction in National Assistance payments would ensue from these increases.

Mr. N. Macpherson

About £105 million and £24 million respectively if the rates of other National Insurance benefits—for widows, sickness and unemployment, etc.—and of war pensions, industrial injuries benefits and National Assistance remained unchanged.

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