HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 cc614-5W
37. Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has had any recent discussions with pensioners' organisations concerning the level of State pensions and the frequency of payment of cost of living increases.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

These matters were discussed when I met the National Federation of Old Age Pensioners Associations in February and when my right hon. Friend met the British Pensioners and Trade Unions Action Committee in April.

45. Mr. Jim Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what further representations he has received on the proposed adjustment of pensions and other social security benefits in November.

Mr. Prentice

A substantial number of representations, both from organisations and individuals, have been received, concerning the amounts of the increases and their timing.