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Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will take urgent steps to increase the level of public service pensions at the same percentage rate as that for retirement pensions for single persons.

No. The Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 provides for public service pensions to be increased in line with the cost of living. I could not justify new legislation to improve on that position.