HL Deb 28 February 1983 vol 439 c1026WA
Baroness Jeger

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What arrangements are made for changes in National Insurance pensions to British citizens who have retired abroad, in respect of up-rating or indexing.

Lord Trefgarne

The general position is that British pensioners abroad receive their pensions at the rate in force when they left this country or when they first qualified, if they were then already abroad. Subsequent up-rating increases are payable only where provided for under EC regulations or under a bilateral agreement on social security between the United Kingdom and another country.