§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
The information requested is set out in the table. The figures are not yet available to provide a 1990–91 estimate.
Basic State Pension as a percentage of average net male earnings Uprating date Male manual workers All males Single Couple Single Couple April 1988 28.4 43.3 23.5 36.2 April 1989 27.7 42.4 22.8 35.1
Abstract of statistics for index of retail prices, average earnings, social security benefits and contributions. DSS August 1989.
Employment Gazette, DE.