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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th December 1981.

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Photo of Mrs Margaret Thatcher Mrs Margaret Thatcher The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 12:00 am, 10th December 1981

I am trying to answer the question and to answer it accurately. Clearly, the right hon. Gentleman is not fully aware of his figures. I believe that he will find that the earnings-related supplement is responsible for about £11·20 of the figure that he mentions.