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Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 7 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Caernarvon (Mr. Wrigley), Official Report, 18 November, c. 281, if he will list minimum pension entitlement in each European Economic Community member State and in Sweden, Norway and Switzerland; and if he will relate the figures either to average earnings, or to per capita gross domestic product in each country.

[pursuant to his reply, 29 November 1982, c. 86.]: The concept of a minimum pension entitlement is not incorporated into the insurance scheme of the United Kingdom nor, as far as I am aware, that of some others of the countries inquired about. I shall write to my hon. Friend shortly with such information as I have.