§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will take whatever action may prove necessary to ensure that all retirement pensioners on reaching retirement age may continue to perform their normal duties or occupations for which they received salaries or attendance allowances, and to draw both their pensions and attendance allowances in full, on a similar basis to that which now operates for Members of the House of Lords.
§ Mr. Rossi
The Government are committed to phasing out the earnings rule for retirement pensioners and, with it, the retirement condition when resources permit. National insurance retirement pensions will then be payable irrespective of a person's earnings or hours of work. Meanwhile, treatment of earnings and other income for the purpose of the earnings rule and retirement condition is the same for noble lords in another place as for any other person.