asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether pension books being issued to new pensioners now contain correct information about the level of earnings at which the earnings rule takes effect.
Due partly to printing difficulties, the notes in pension order books do not at present show the current earnings levels. However, all pensioners directly affected by the change in the earnings rule in July 1974 were advised individually of the new limits and those limits have since been used to adjust their pensions where appropriate. In addition a poster referring to the alteration in the limits was displayed in post offices for two months after the change took place in July. It is hoped that pension order books issued to pensioners from the beginning of May of this year will show the earnings limits effective from April.