§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services with how many Western countries Great Britain does not at present have reciprocal agreements on social security whereby elderly persons who emigrate from Great Britain after retirement receive pension increases as from time to time provided in the new country of residence; and whether he will seek to negotiate reciprocal agreements for this purpose with these countries in the near future.
§ Mr. Dean
We are willing to pay to people drawing our retirement pensions abroad the increases payable in this country if other countries will agree to do likewise in respect of their pensions payable in this country. Arrangements on these lines have been made in reciprocal agreements with 13 Western countries.