HC Deb 08 November 1973 vol 863 cc251-2W
Miss Lestor

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many times the power to defray the travelling expenses of claimants of supplementary benefits has been used in each of the last three years.

Mr. Dean

I regret that this information is not available.

the United Kingdom, each of the other EEC countries, the United States of America, Sweden and Japan, both in the national currency and in sterling at the appropriate current exchange rate; what were these pension levels as a percentage of national average earnings in each of these countries; and what were the comparable figures, respectively, 15, 10 and five years ago.

Mr. Dean

The information for other countries is not available in the form requested. Details for the United Kingdom are as follows: