HC Deb 16 December 1987 vol 124 c598W
Mr. Wareing

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services which pensions and benefits payable by his Department were affected by the computer error in calculating incorrect retail prices index figures; and what action he intends to take to recompense those who suffered a loss as a consequence.

Mr. Scott

The error in the calculation of the retail prices index has affected to varying degrees the levels of a number of social security benefits. Some benefits are not affected at all.

I will be making an announcement to the House on the action we intend to take.