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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will introduce legislation to enable expatriate retirement pensioners to benefit from pension increases; and if he will make a statement.
Sir K. Joseph
Persons drawing British retirement pensions overseas already benefit from pension increases if they live in countries which have agreed under reciprocal arrangements to pay their pension increases here. Nearly one-third of all retirement pensioners abroad are covered by these arrangements, which we are endeavouring to extend to as many countries as possible.