HC Deb 22 March 1983 vol 39 cc383-4W
Q50. Mr. Latham

asked the Prime Minister when she next expects to meet representatives of the Confederation of British Industry to discuss industrial and economic problems.

Mr. Whitelaw

I have been asked to reply.

Costs in current terms of implementing the declaration of intent issued by the national pensioner's convention
Proposal Comment Additional annual cost to public expenditure £ million
1. Pension of half and one third gross average earnings for couple and single person respectively Cost also includes other linked long-term benefits. This proposals alone would increase the class 1 national insurance contributions by £20.63 a week for the men on average earnings of £165 a week. 14,000

My right hon. Friend is hoping to attend the CBI dinner on 19 April, but has no plans at present for any other meeting.

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