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Pensions (Increase)

Volume 828: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received from the National Federation of Old Age Pension Associations for an increase in pensions; and what reply he has sent.

A number of the federation's branches sent postcards to me and I met representatives of the federation on 27th October. Amongst other things, they commented on the level of the pension and the frequency of reviews. In reply I explained the September uprating. I have since announced our intention to uprate annually.—[Vol. 828, c. 852–9.]