HC Deb 27 April 1967 vol 745 cc326-7W
56. Mr. Fowler

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs whether he has considered the effect of the period of incomes standstill and severe restraint on the pensions of those workers now in their last five years of full-time employment, whose pensions are calculated on the basis of their average earnings over those five years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Frederick Lee

We gave very careful consideration to this, but came to the conclusion that special action would not be justified, partly because it would only lead to further anomalies and partly because of the practical difficulties involved.