HC Deb 07 June 1984 vol 61 c276W
Mr. Gould

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now review the operation of section 5 of the Social Security (No. 2) Act 1980 so that those who are aged over 60 years and receive unemployment benefit are not penalised by having an occupational pension.

Dr. Boyson

No. The provision affects only those with occupational pensions of substantial value. We are keeping in mind the arguments for raising the level, currently £35, at which such pensions start to affect benefit, but this has to be considered in comparison with other demands on resources.

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