HC Deb 23 July 1970 vol 804 c203W
Mr. Chichester-Clark

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services by how much the cost of living has risen since the last increase in the state basic pension.

Mr. Dean

From November, 1969, when pensions were increased from £4 10s. to £5, to June, 1970 the Index of Retail Prices rose from 133.5 to 139.9, which is an increase of 4.8 per cent.