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Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service what was the total sum made available in each of the last 10 years for the indexing of civil servants' and other public servants' pensions, both at current prices and at 1980 prices; what was for each of these years the proportion of the total sum made available which was used for indexing the pensions of the 0·1 per cent. with the highest pensions, the next 0·4 per cent., the next 0·5 per cent., the next 4 per cent., the next 5 per cent., the next 10 per cent., and the remaining 80 per cent.; and how much was received by the average pensioner in each of these groups in each of these years.

I regret that this information could not be made available except at disproportionate cost.