HC Deb 15 February 1983 vol 37 c124W
40. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what effect the full pensions clawback would have on the income of a married couple receiving the standard retirement pension.

Mr. Rossi

After taking account of the extra 2 per cent. to make good the short-fall from 1981, retirement pensions were increased in 1982 by 2.7 per cent. more than the increase in the general index of retail prices from November 1981 to November 1982. If a corresponding adjustment were to be made to the increase in pension that would otherwise take place in 1983 the adjustment would be equivalent to about £1.45 a week on the standard basic retirement pension for a married couple.