HC Deb 14 June 1988 vol 135 c154W
35. Mr. David Davis

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the annual change in spending on durable goods by pensioners in Britain since 1979.

Mr. Scott

The average spending of pensioner households on durable goods rose in real terms by two thirds, or 8.9 per cent. a year on average, between 1979 and 1985, the latest year for which figures are available.