HC Deb 25 May 1988 vol 134 c215W
Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the cost of giving all pensioners aged over 80 years an extra £2 a week.

Mr. Scott

The estimated annual cost of increasing retirement pensions for those over 80 by £2 a week would be about £200 million if the rates of income support and housing benefit were increased by corresponding amounts.

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