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Pensioners (Christmas Bonus)

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 25 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services to what level the pensioners' Christmas bonus would need to be increased to retain its original value in real terms.

Based on the movement in the general index of retail prices between December 1972, when the bonus was introduced, and October 1982, the latest date for which a figure is available, £36·57.