HC Deb 17 November 1981 vol 13 c107W
Mr. Hordern

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be the cost of allowing those who have been unemployed for more than 12 months and who have reached the age of 60 years to be eligible for retirement benefit.

Mrs. Chalker

On the assumption that the numbers did not change £130 million at average 1981–82 benefit rates.