§ Mr. Robin Corbett
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of average national earnings was the married couple's and single person's retirement pension at February 1974,
Standard rate of retirement pension as a percentage of average earnings* Single person† Married couple† Date Gross Net Gross Net February 1974‡ … … 19.1 26.3 30.8 41.0 August 1974 … … 21.2 30.5 33.8 46.6 * Estimated average earnings of male, adult, full-time manual workers in manufacturing and certain other industries based on the Department of Employment's regular October inquiry. † Earnings after deduction of tax and national insurance contributions. ‡ The figures reflect temporary reductions in earnings while three-day working and other restrictions were in operation.