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Pensioners (Allowance)

Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 27 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what review is intended of the 25p allowance for pensioners aged 80 years and over; and what that allowance should be currently to allow for the loss in value of the £ sterling since the allowance was introduced.

It has not been the practice of successive Governments to review or increase this allowance, as greater priority must be given to maintaining

£ million at 1976 survey prices