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Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give the percentage increase in the state retirement pension, the pensioners' price index, and the retail prices index since: (a) 1983, (b) 1979 and (c) 1974.

The information requested is in the table. The dates shown are those when upratings of retirement pension took effect.

Percentage increases in state retirement pension, pensioners' prices index and retail prices index to April 1987

(a) since November 1983

(b) since November 1979

(c) Since July 1974

Retirement pension