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Volume 487: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

15. To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department plans to take to assist savers who are pensioners during the economic downturn. (256296)

The Government are committed to supporting pensioners through the global economic slowdown, providing support for all, but more for those who need it most. A range of measures was announced at PBR 2008 to support pensioners including an extra £60 payment, and an increase in the pension credit by more than indexation, on top of the additional support announced in last year’s Budget.