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Public Sector Pensions

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what will be the cost to the Exchequer of inflation-proofed pensions in the public sector for each of the years 1979–80 to 1984–85, assuming an inflation rate of 10 per cent., 15 per cent. and 20 per cent. respectively.

[pursuant to his reply, 17 December 1979]: I regret that, in view

Accidental deaths in fishing and other industries
FishingCoal MiningManufacturing*Seafaring
NumberIncidence Per 100,000 at riskNumberIncidence per 100,000 at riskNumberIncidence per 100,000 at riskNumberIncidence per 100,000 at risk
197630140502017535890
197725140401617935290
1978 provisional452506325160384140
*In Factories Act premises only
Figures for 1976, and 1977, given in reply to a similar question last year, have been revised.

of the diversity of ways in which pension schemes in the public sector are operated and financed, this information could be provided only at disproportionate expenditure of time and money.