§ 17. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received a number of resolutions from boards of guardians relative to an increase in the amount of old age pensions; whether he is aware that the cost of food and fuel tends to continuously increase; and whether he will do justice to the aged poor by either increasing the old age pensions or taking steps to reduce the abnormal cost of living?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. For the rest I fear I can for the moment add nothing to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave on the 19th May last in reply to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Woolwich.
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
Does the form of words used by my right hon. Friend "for the moment" mean that the subject is under consideration, and that there is a possibility of modification?