Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Pensions – 30 January 1986

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Pensions on 30th January 1986.


Mr. Meacher Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be the annual cost of making a weekly payment to all pensioners equal to half the difference between £10 and any additional component, guaranteed minimum pension, or graduated pension they may have.

Mr. Major The estimated additional annual cost of this proposal to public expenditure is £2,250 million.