§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received concerning the level of the Christmas bonus since December 1982; and how many have been received from hon. Members.
§ Dr. Boyson
I have received 117 letters, of which 53 were from hon. Members. In addition my right hon. 613W Friends the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Social Services met a deputation from the National Pensioners Convention on 1 March 1983 and the level of the Christmas bonus was one of the issues raised.