§ Mr. Roy Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received from 77W pensioners' organisations in Wales concerning the index-linking of retirement pensions; what reply he has sent; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Rossi
My hon. Friend met a deputation from the National Old Age Pensioners' Association of Wales on 20 October last. As to the index-linking of retirement pensions, she assured the deputation that they would be price-protected. I have no record of more recent representations on this matter from pensioners' organisations in Wales.