HC Deb 11 July 1983 vol 45 c257W
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.