HC Deb 10 July 1973 vol 859 c314W
Mr. Mather

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much a totally disabled, unemployable war pensioner, qualifying for normal maximum constant attendance allowance, aged 65 years and with a dependent wife, will receive as war pension and allowances in November 1973; and how much actual increase in purchasing power this sum represents over the £22.50 he received in June 1970.

Mr. Dean

The war pension and allowances payable from 1st October 1973 to such a pensioner, now receiving £30.50 will be £35.60 a week an increase of £13.10 over the £22.50 payable in June 1970. The latest Retail Prices Index figure shows that the estimated equivalent purchasing power of £22.50 was £28.63 in May 1973 so that the new rate of £35.60 represents a real increase of £6.97 subject to price movements between May and September 1973.

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