HC Deb 23 October 1973 vol 861 c455W
Mr. Milne

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement in regard to the pensions bonus attached to the miners' pension scheme.

Mr. Dean

It is not proposed that payments under the mine workers' pension scheme shall be qualifying benefits for the purpose of the special payment of £10. Miners who are over pensionable age—65 for a man—and in receipt of national insurance retirement pension or one of the other qualifying benefits will however receive the special payment.