HC Deb 10 February 1965 vol 706 cc96-7W
75. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Minister of Transport what would be the cost of bringing railway superannuitants into line with ex-employees of the gas and electricity industries as regards increases under the Pensions (Increase) Acts.

Mr. Tom Fraser

The British Railways Board tells me that the additional cost of granting pension increases to all railway pensioners corresponding to those granted to public service pensioners under the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1962, would be of the order of £1 million a year over and above the cost of increases already granted.

I understand that the Board has no corresponding estimates available in relation to earlier Pensions (Increase) Acts.

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