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 Pensioners (Electricity Expenditure) – 7 April 1987

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Pensioners (Electricity Expenditure) on 7th April 1987.

Mr. Adley Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information his Department has collected on the proportion of expenditure by pensioners on the state pension which goes on electricity.

Mr. Major The latest available information shows that pensioners’ expenditure on electricity in 1985 represented 4.3 per cent. of their total average weekly expenditure.

(Note – figures are derived from the 1985 Family Expenditure Survey and are for all pensioner income units, i.e. single pensioners and couples where the man is over 65.)