* enhanced indexation of pensions and benefits, with pension increases to be benchmarked to the greater of the CPI, MTAWE and a new Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index;
The political debate which led to the establishment of the Pension Review concerned the adequacy of the Age Pension and, as noted above, the main finding of the Pension Review, subsequently implemented, was for an increase in the single rate of pension both in absolute terms (25 per cent to 27.7 per cent MTAWE) and relative to the couple rate (60 per cent to 66 per cent).
The series also stars Majed Al Kadoni, Ahmad Eid, Hanan Mtawe
', Majdi Bader, Ghada Ibrahim and Samyah Atef.
A factor attenuating the impact of policy decisions is that an allowance was made in the Contingency Reserve in the FY 1996/97 budget for the decision to maintain the (old-age) pension at 25 per cent of Male Total Average Weekly Earnings (MTAWE
); this has been the most costly of these decisions.