§ Mr. HAWORTH
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that anxiety and difficulty were recently caused to a number of old age pensioners in Manchester by their not receiving fresh supplies of coupons by the due date and by their not being able to obtain any information on the subject; and whether he will take adequate steps to avoid such delays in future?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The work of delivering the pension order books was practically completed by the date on which the first payment of pension was due—viz., 25th June. In one area, however, there was an interruption in the delivery owing to the officer's illness, but even in that area the delivery was completed by the 26th.
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the same difficulty arose in other parts of the country?