HC Deb 23 July 1996 vol 282 c277W
15. Sir Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what has been the average change in pensioner incomes in real terms since 1979; and if he will make a statement. [36970]

Mr. Heald

Pensioners' average net incomes, before housing costs, increased by 51 per cent. in real terms, between 1979 and 1993.


Pensioners' Incomes Series 1993, based on information drawn from the Family Expenditure Surveys 1979 and 1993.

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