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Benefits Uprating

Volume 407: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2003, Official Report, columns 371–72W, on benefits uprating, if he will make a statement on the role intended for RPIX in the uprating of the basic state pension. [121552]

I refer the right hon. and learned Gentleman to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 9 June 2003, Official Report, column 414, in which he confirmed that pensions and benefits will be calculated on exactly the same basis as now.