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Pensioners (Christmas Bonus)

Volume 957: debated on Tuesday 7 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what the pensioners' Christmas bonus would be this year if it had been adjusted for inflation since its original introduction.

Based on the movement of the general index of retail prices up to September 1978, the latest date for which a figure is available, a bonus of £22·56 would be needed this year to be equivalent in value to the bonus paid in 1972.


asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the arrangements for paying a Christmas bonus in 1978.

I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Essex, South-East (Sir B. Braine) earlier today.