HC Deb 25 October 1973 vol 861 c607W
42. Mr. Leonard

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will seek power to raise the earnings limit for retirement pensioners to take account of inflation since the last increase.

Mr. Dean

No. The earnings rule was considered earlier this year, but overriding priority was given to achieving the maximum increase in the rate of retirement pension itself from the beginning of this month.