HC Deb 24 January 1983 vol 35 cc285-6W
55. Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the percentage increase in the state pension for the past 10 years in comparison with the pensioners' price index and with average earnings.

Mr. Rossi

During the period from October 1972 to November 1982 the percentage increases were as follows:

per cent.
State retirement pension 386.7
Pensioners' price index (1 pensioner household—final quarter to final quarter) 277.6
Average adult male earnings (provisional) 310.3