HC Deb 14 January 1975 vol 884 cc69-70W
44. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will take steps to increase all social security payments in view of the recently announced increases in the prices of the nationalised industries and the increased postal and telephone charges to be made by the postal authorities.

Mr. Alec Jones

As my hon. Friend knows we are proposing to increase benefits substantially from 7th April and have undertaken that there will be a second uprating later in the year.