HC Deb 14 December 1987 vol 124 c401W
Mr. Norman Hogg

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the purchasing power of the basic state retirement pension in 1970, 1985 and at present, expressed in 1987 money.

Mr. Scott

I refer the hon. Member to the DHSS "Abstract Statistics for Index of Retail Prices, Average Earnings. Social Security Benefits and Contributions," a copy of which is in the Library.