§ Mr. Andrew Bowden
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the difference in cash terms in each of the years 1980 to 1991 of the state retirement 53W pension as uprated and the figure which would have been deemed for uprating in line with prices or average earnings; whichever was the higher, for (i) a single person and (ii) a married couple.
§ Miss Widdecombe
I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Meacher) on 21 February at columns263–64.