§ Mr. Shore
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the linked long-term benefits to which he referred in the Official Report, 29 June, c. 588; and which benefits are not included.
§ Mr. Lawson
[pursuant to his reply, 8 July 1983, c. 183]: The benefits to which the pledge to compensate for price increases applies are the same as those for which a similar pledge was given in the last Parliament and which were listed in the reply to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker) on 28 October 1981. [Vol. 10, c. 371–373.] The benefits in question are:
- National insurance retirement pensions.
- Widow's pension (including widowed mother's allowance and widow's allowance.
- Industrial death benefit paid by way of a widow's or widower's pension.
- War disablement pension and industrial injury disablement pension.
- War widow's pension.
- Attendance allowance.
- Invalid care allowance.
- Non-contributory invalidity pension.
- Supplementary pension.
- Invalidity benefit.
- Unemployability supplement.
The pledge does not apply to any other benefit.