HC Deb 22 December 1981 vol 15 cc382-3W
48. Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make it his policy to seek to implement pension increases immediately on their announcement.

Mr. Rossi

We would not wish to delay the announcement of plans for uprating until all the administrative preparations had been completed, but the uprating of pensions and other social security benefits involves a major administrative operation and requires some months to implement.