§ Mr. Pounder
asked the Minister of Social Security what has been the fall in the real value of the State retirement pensions owing to increases in the cost of living between 29th March 1965 and the latest available date.
§ Mr. Pentland
At current prices the single pension of £4 is worth about 5s. 3d. less than in March 1965 and the £6 10s. pension for a couple is worth about 8s. 6d. less.