§ MR. KEARLEY (Devonport)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state an approximate date as to when the Treasury intend to introduce, in accordance with the promise given by the Government on 16th March last, the legislation necessary to give effect to that part of the recommendation of the Select Committee on Greenwich Age Pensions (1892) which involves a charge upon the Consolidated Fund?
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
Unfortunately, the thing required in this case is not 1071 legislation but money, and the latter is at present not forthcoming.
§ MR. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN (Kent, Favcrsham)
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, on the faith of the promise of the Government, hon. Members had told pensioners in their constituencies that their demands are to be conceded?
§ [The question was not answered.]