HC Deb 23 July 1996 vol 282 c279W
17 Mr. Gill

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what estimate he has made of the cost of introducing a guaranteed minimum pension of £80 a week. [36972]

Mr. Lilley

It is estimated that a guarantee set at this level which takes account of all sources of taxable income would cost up to £4½ billion at 1996–97 prices.