Older Employees (Redundancies)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th June 1991.

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Photo of Graham Allen Graham Allen Shadow Minister (Social Security) 12:00 am, 24th June 1991

Does the Secretary of State accept that they are the very people who are facing an ever-diminishing state pension? They read about the massive profits announced by the electricity companies over the last week or so and hear of fat salaries being paid to the chairman and directors of British Gas. Will the Secretary of State give those people some hope for the future by restoring pensions to the levels at which they would have been if they had been index-linked in the way that they were under the last Labour Government?