§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list those benefits and grants that have not been increased (a) in the last two years, (b) in the last three years, (c) in the last four years and (d) for over four years.
§ Mr. Deakins
Further to my reply to my hon. Friend on 6th May—[Vol. 910, c.436–7]—the benefits I listed as not having been increased in the last financial year have not been increased for over four years. They are:*Age addition (payable with retirement pension to people of 80 or over);Maternity grant;Death grant;Industrial death benefits for dependants of the deceased other than widows, widowers and children;Death benefit under the Pneumoconiosis, Byssinosis and Miscellaneous Diseases, Benefits Scheme;Basic allowance under the Workmen's Compensation (Supplementation) Scheme.* Age addition was introduced in September 1971.