§ Q20. Mr. Peter Bottomley
asked the Prime Minister if she will give the method of payment of the delayed increase in State retirement pension to be paid from November 1982; and what amount is involved.461W
§ The Prime Minister
The rate of inflation between November 1980 and November 1981 will be known later this month. It will exceed the 10 per cent. forecast which was used in the calculation of the increase in State retirement pensions payable from November 1981 probably by some 2 per cent. This shortfall will be made good in assessing the uprating of State retirement pensions payable from November 1982. The Government's detailed proposals will be announced in the spring.