§ 9. Mr. Pardoe
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the retirement pension for a married couple as a percentage of average industrial male weekly earnings in November, 1959, November, 1964, and November, 1969.
§ Mr. Ennals
By reference to October figures in the D.E.P.'s series of half-yearly inquiries into earnings the percentages for November, 1959, and November, 1964, were 29.5 and 30.1 respectively. The calculation for 1969 cannot yet be made because the comparable earnings figure for October, 1969, is not available.