HC Deb 12 November 1908 vol 196 c513
MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has now received sufficient information to enable him to hold out some prospect that aged persons of excellent character who, prior to the passing of the Old-Age Pensions Act, had been compelled to accept relief will be entitled to share the benefits of the Act with their more fortunate companions.

(Answered by Mr. Hobhouse.) I understand that the point is engaging my right hon. friend's careful attention, but that he is not yet in a position to make any definite announcement upon it.