§ 80. Mr. Will Owen
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action is being taken by Her Majesty's Government to protect the status of pensioners, civilian and service, against rising prices; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Harold Lever
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary gave to the hon. Member for St. Albans (Mr. Goodhew) on 21st November, when he drew attention to the Financial Secretary s speech on the Public Service and Armed Forces Commission Bill on 3rd February, and to the significance of the fact that most public service pensioners themselves receive the ordinary retirement pension.—[Vol. 754. c. 1124–25.]