asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the percentage rise in the Index of Retail Prices to the latest available date
of the pensioner to disclose details of the pension awarded.
since April 1960, April 1970, and April 1973, respectively.
Up to January 1975, the latest date for which the retail prices index is published, the rise from each of the relevant dates is as follows:
|April 1960||145 per cent.|
|April 1970||65 per cent.|
|April 1973||30 per cent.|