HC Deb 10 November 1977 vol 938 cc198-9W
Greville Janner

Mr.asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will bring forward legislation to make financial provision for the reduction of the voluntary retirement age for men to 60 years.

Mr. Orme:

No. The cost of introducing even a phased reduction of men's pension age to 60 would, at the present time, be prohibitively expensive. The extra expenditure would reach over £2,000 million a year in the long term.