§ Mr. Stanbrook
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what proportion average yearly income derived from retirement pension per head bears to the average income derived from all soures per head of the population expressed as a percentage for each year since 1964, after all taxes and other benefits have been paid;
(2) what proportion average yearly retirement pensioner income bears to the average single adult income after all taxes and benefits have been paid, expressed as a percentage for each year since 1964.
§ Mr. Rossi
The information requested is not available and could be produced only at disproportionate cost. My hon. Friend may wish to refer to tables 5.1, 6.3a and 6,3b of the "Abstract of Statistics for Index of Retail Prices, Average Earnings, Social Security Benefits and Contributions", and also to table 46 of the 1979 "Family Expenditure Survey", which are in the Library, since these contain some related information.