HC Deb 14 December 1981 vol 15 c51W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the reduction in payment of retirement pensions following the freezing of the earnings limit carried out pursuant to section 2 of the Social Security (No. 2) Act 1980; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Chalker

About £25 million in 1981–82 as a result of freezing the earnings limit in November 1980 and November 1981.