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Earnings Rule (Abatement)

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the reduction in payment of retirement pensions following the freezing of the earnings limit carried out pursuant to section 2 of the Social Security (No. 2) Act 1980; and if he will make a statement.

About £25 million in 1981–82 as a result of freezing the earnings limit in November 1980 and November 1981.