§ Mr. Palmer
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer which nationalised industries for which his Department is responsible increase the pensions of their employees by the following methods (a) under the statutory obligations of section 59 of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975, (b) under their respective trust deeds as if under the 1975 Act, (c) by fully increasing pensions in other forms, and (d) by awarding discretionary increases.
§ Mr. Biffen
There are no industries for which my Department has primary 43W responsibility. I refer the hon. Member to the individual sponsor Departments.