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Overseas Pensioners

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what negotiations she has in hand to extend reciprocal agreements with other countries in order that British pensioners resident overseas should receive increases in pensions equivalent to those which they would enjoy if still resident in the United Kingdom.

Discussions have been held with Canada, Norway and Sweden about the possibility of extending existing reciprocal agreements so as to include provision for the payment of pension increases to our beneficiaries who reside in those countries. Discussions with Barbados and Guyana are expected to begin shortly.