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Retirement Pension

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will publish the value of the married couple's retirement pension as at 1st April for each year from 1970 to 1975 expressed in real terms so as to take account of increased living costs for a married pensioner couple; and if she will publish similar figures for a single person's retirement pension based on a cost of living index reflecting living costs for a single householder.

On the basis of the movement in the Index for Pensioner Households for the first quarter of each year, the value, at constant 1975 prices, of the weekly rate of retirement pension for single persons and married couples, payable on 1st April of each year, is given in the table below.offices. In a very few cases, usually where the payee is abroad, other arrangements are made.