§ Mr. George Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the public sector pension schemes which provide for a reduction in occupational pension once the beneficiary is receiving State retirement pension.
§ Mrs. Ann Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be the saving of cutting back unemployment benefit to occupational pensioners if a limit of £30 occupational pension were to be introduced; how many people would he affected; and what would be
COMPARISON OF REAL(1) AND ACTUAL VALUE OF DEPENDANTS BENEFIT FOR CHILDREN Family Allowance 2nd and subsequent children Unemployment/ Sickness Benefit Supplementary Benefit Average of children's scale rates 1st child(2) Date Actual £ Equivalent value at November 1976 prices £ Actual £ Equivalent value at November 1976 prices £ Actual £ Equivalent value at November 1976 prices £ July 1948 … 0.25 1.33 0.375 1.99 0.525 2.79 November 1976 … 1.50 1.50 4.05 4.05 5.52 5.52 (1) Based on the movement in the General Index of Retail Prices (All Items). (2) Increase of Sickness/Unemployment benefit was payable for the first child only in July 1948. (3) The value of 7 pints of free welfare milk in 1948 was 2s. 11d. (14½p). In November 1976 it was 66½p for those entitled. (4) The current value of free school meals is 15p a day. The value in 1948 cannot be given in comparable terms because individual local authorities were then free within limits to fix their own charges for school meals.