Retail Prices Index (Error)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:48 am on 18th December 1987.

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Photo of Dr Norman Godman Dr Norman Godman , Greenock and Port Glasgow 10:48 am, 18th December 1987

The trust that pensioners and others have in the state and its agencies will have been somewhat shaken by the news of this error. If the sums to be paid are so small, why must it take so long to make the payments? Of the £100 million, what proportion will go to citizens so deprived in Scotland?