§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the maximum amount of graduated pension and the average amount of graduated pension paid to a man and to a woman retiring at minimum pension age on 6th April 1976.
§ Mr. Orme
The maximum graduated pension payable to persons retiring at minimum pension age on 6th April 1976 was £2.10 for a man and £1.75 for a woman. In November 1975, the latest date for which figures are available, the average amount of graduated pension being paid to men of 65 was 85p, and 35p to a woman of 60.