HC Deb 03 July 1989 vol 156 c43W
40. Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security by how much the average living standards of pensioners have increased since 1979.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Between 1979 and 1986 pensioners' average total net income increased by 23 per cent. in real terms.

Source: Family Expenditure Survey 1986.

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