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Letter: In Brief

Sir: May I please correct your report (Parliament, 29 January)? I did not say that the Government's pension reforms were appalling. I was agreeing with the Secretary of State when he lamented the fact that one in three pensioners retired on to means-tested assistance. I asked him to confirm that that figure would be reduced to only one in four in 50 years' time when the major reforms he proposes come fully into effect.


(Birkenhead, Lab)

House of Commons

London SW1