HC Deb 25 January 1982 vol 16 c285W
Mr. John

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be the cost of paying to each pensioner a Christmas bonus of £20; and what would be the cost of protecting it against inflation for each one per cent. of inflation.

Mr. Rossi

The information requested is as follows:

  1. (a) £208 million to pay a £20 bonus to all those currently entitled.
  2. (b) Just over £1 million for a 1 per cent. increase on a £10 bonus.