The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1983-1987 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Pensions – 16 December 1985

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Pensions on 16th December 1985.

Mr. Kirkwood Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list in the Official Report any geographical area in the United Kingdom where delays are being experienced in making available the new up-rated weekly pension payments.

Mr. Major People who receive their weekly pension payments from the Department’s Office at Newcastle were issued with uprated order books before the date the increases took effect.

The great majority of those who receive their payments from the Department’s network of local offices were also issued with their increases by the due date, but a few people living in areas covered by the following offices may have experienced some delays:





Kennington Park

Kirkby (Liverpool)



Wood Green (North London)