§ Mr. Tim Renton
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will take steps to link inflation-proofed Civil Service pensions to the rise in average wages rather than to the rise in retail prices.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
I have nothing to add to what I said to the hon. Member on 13th January, except to point out that had the index of weekly wages been748W used in past reviews the result in every instance would have been an increase considerably greater than that actually paid, a cumulative increase since 1971 some 50 per cent. higher.