HC Deb 01 April 1993 vol 222 c421W
Mr. Dover

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many pensioners are estimated to have benefited from increases in the pensioner premium in income support since the introduction of the scheme.

Mr. Burt

The latest available data1 indicated that there were 1,369,000 income support recipients aged over 60 receiving one of the pensioner premiums. There have been increases in some or all of the pensioner premiums, over and above the normal annual upratings, in October 1989, April 1991, April 1992 and October 1992.


1 Source: May 1991 Annual Statistical Enquiry.