§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many representations he has received from individuals and organisations indicating opposition to the clawback arrangements on pensions and other benefits announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in autumn 1982; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Fowler
We have received about 325 letters on this subject since October 1982. A number of deputations on pensions generally have also raised the issue. A statement about the 1983 uprating will be made at the time of the Budget.