HC Deb 20 January 1993 vol 217 cc294-5W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will estimate the cost of uprating all pensions currently received by British state pensioners living in(a) Canada. (b) Australia, (c) New Zealand, (d) South Africa and (e) Other EC countries.

Miss Widdecombe

The estimated additional cost, at 1992 rates, would be as follows:

£ million
(a) Canada 70
(b) Australia 120
(c) New Zealand 30
(d) South Africa 25

United Kingdom pensions are already paid at full United Kingdom rates to beneficiaries living in EC countries.

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