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Pensioners (Transitional Protection)

Volume 180: debated on Monday 12 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many pensioners received transitional protection in (a) 1988, (b) 1989 and (c) at the latest available date.

The number of income support claimants who were receiving one of the pensioner premiums and statutory transitional protection shortly after each annual benefit uprating was (a) 710,000 in May 1988, (b) 241,000 in May 1989 and (c) 43,000 in May 1990.