HC Deb 13 November 2000 vol 356 c528W
Mr. Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 30 October 2000,Official Report, column 254W, when he asked the Government Actuary to undertake a report into the basic state pension and different methods of uprating. [137301]

Mr. Rooker

Section 36 of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 requires the Government Actuary, or the Deputy Government Actuary, to report to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on the cost of uprating the basic Retirement Pension in line with the general level of earnings. The Act received Royal Assent on 28 July 2000.