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Retirement Pension

Volume 33: debated on Monday 6 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report, for each uprating since 1974, the value of the single and married retirement pension as a proportion of average male earnings.

The available information is set out in the attached table. The November 1982 figure of average male earnings is not yet available.

Retirement pension as percentage of average earnings of male manual workersRetirement pension as percentage of average earnings of all males
Date of upratingMan or woman on own insuranceMan plus wife on his insuranceMan or woman on own insuranceMan plus wife on his insurance
July 1974:
under 8021·634·619·831·6
over 8022·135·620·332·6
April 1975:
under 8020·833·219·130·4
over 8021·334·119·531·3
November 1975:
under 8021·534·319·631·3
over 8021·935·120·032·0
November 1976:
under 8022·135·420·132·1
over 8022·436·120·432·8
November 1977:
under 8023·137·021·033·6
over 8023·437·621·334·2
November 1978:
under 8022·335·720·432·6
over 8022·636·320·633·1
November 1979:
under 8022·536·020·432·7
over 8022·736·520·633·1
November 1980:
under 8022·736·419·931·8
over 8022·936·820·132·2
November 1981:
under 8022·536·019·631·4
over 8022·736·419·831·7