HC Deb 10 June 1991 vol 192 c396W
Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the estimated net cost or gain to the Exchequer in the current financial year of the final or incremental 34p by which retirement pension exceeds the single person's income support level inclusive of the £13.75 pensioner premium.

Miss Widdecombe

There is no net gain or loss to the Exchequer. A single pensioner on income support, inclusive of the £13.75 pensioner premium, receives £1.40 more than the full basic level retirement pension.