HC Deb 05 July 1993 vol 228 c41W
25. Mr. Whittingdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many low-income pensioners have gained from the extra increases in income support that have taken effect since the start of 1991.

Mr. Hague

More than 1.5 million pensioners and their partners have gained from these increases since 1991. In addition, a large number of other pensioners have gained from consequential rises in the other income-related benefits.