HC Deb 06 June 1996 vol 278 cc528-9W
Ms Lynne

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what the state pension for(a) a single pension and (b) a couple would have been in April 1995 and April 1996 if the pension in each of these years had been uprated by the higher of the retail prices index or earnings in both of these years; and what estimate he has made of (i) the gross additional costs of such increases in pension and (ii) the net cost after savings in (1) means-tested benefits and (2) increased Treasury receipts from income tax. [30163]

Mr. Heald

The information is in the table: