§ Mr. Callaghan
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what are the latest figures available on the growth of pensioners' incomes since 1993. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
The latest available information is for 1992. These figures showed that, on average, pensioners' net incomes have increased by 50 per cent. since 1979, before taking housing costs into consideration.
Estimated from the family expenditure survey, 1992.