HC Deb 08 March 1994 vol 239 cc138-9W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many of his Department's offices were temporarily closed for the day, or part of the day during the period 14 to 16 February due to the cold weather; if he will list the location of the offices involved; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Burt

The following offices were closed in the period 14 to 16 February.

average earnings in 1994–95, excluding the estimated effect of extending home responsibility protection to state earnings-related pension scheme entitlements, and including the effect of that proposed change.

Mr. Hague

The available information is in the table.

As explained in the earlier reply, the amounts of additional pension quoted related to an individual who had

1994–95 Per cent. 1994–95 £ 2015–16 £ 2025–26 £ 2035–36 £ 2045–46 £
Basic Pension 17.1 57.60 42.15 36.30 31.30 26.95
Average additional pension (women) 11.5 38.75 46.10 43.25 42.10 41.25
Average additional pension (men) 18.7 63.10 68.50 56.95 48.60 43.75


The amounts of additional pension are based on the amounts of SERPS payable in each respective year to an individual who had average earnings in each year of his or her working life. They are not based on average additional pension awards to new pensioners as these cannot be estimated.

Assumes real terms earnings growth of 1.5 per cent. per annum.