§ 17. Mr. Mark Robinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how much total pension incomes have increased per annum between 1979 and the latest year for which figures are available; and what was the equivalent figure between 1974 and 1979.
§ Mr. Hague
Between 1979 and 1990–91, the latest year for which figures are available, pensioners' total income from state pension and occupational pension grew at an estimated average annual rate of 3.1 per cent. for all pensioners.
The estimated average annual rate of growth between 1974 and 1979 was 0.4 per cent.