HC Deb 31 July 1974 vol 878 c403W
Mr. Bulmer

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether she intends to raise the earnings limit for old-age pensioners in line with the increase in the cost of living.

Mr. O'Malley

The level of weekly earnings at which the earnings' rule for retirement pensioners starts to apply was raised last week from £9.50 to £13. This increase will offset increases in the cost of living since September 1971, when the £9.50 level was introduced.