§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the percentage of national average earnings constituted by the retirement pension for, respectively, a single person and a married couple at November each year since 1948.
§ Mr. Dean
National average earnings figures for November of each year since 1948 are not available. I would however refer the hon. Member to my reply to him on 26th April, 1971, which gave the information on the basis of October figures to 1970. The average earnings figures for October, 1971, will be published next month.—[Vol. 816. c.39–40.]