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Volume 130: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services on what date in 1987 the basic pension was increased; and on what date in 1988 the basic pension will be increased.

Under section 63 of the Social Security Act 1986, the uprating of retirement pension takes place each year in the week beginning with the first Monday in the tax year. In 1987 this was 6 April. In 1988, the first Monday in the tax year is 11 April.