HC Deb 23 March 1989 vol 149 cc786-7W
Mrs. Beckett

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will state the value in real terms, both in absolute figures and as a percentage, of retirement and other state pensions and all other welfare and national insurance benefits and allowances paid in November 1979 in relation to those to be paid from April 1989; and if he will indicate the actual figure for each benefit in each year.

Mr. Scott

I regret that it will only be possible to carry out the comparisons requested once the April 1989 retail prices index figure is available.