§ 91. Mr. Alexander Lyon
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the cost of removing the earnings rule from all classes of State pension; and when he proposes to relieve those entitled to a pension who are adversely affected by this rule.
§ Mr. Diamond
For National Insurance retirement pensions, about £110 million in the first full year; for public service occupational pensions, between £20 million and £40 million a year depending on the assumptions made. The Government do not propose to abolish these rules, but the level of the National Insurance earnings limit has been referred to the National Insurance Advisory Committee.