Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on the Christmas Bonus on 25th November 1985.
Mr. Parry Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what the 1985 Christmas bonus would be if it had been raised in line with (a) the rise in the retail price index and (b) the increase in average earnings.
Mr. Major I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Coventry, South-