§ Mr. S. WALSH
I have been asked to answer this question as regards England and Wales, and I am sending the hon. Member a statement of the required particulars. I understand that he has been asked to obtain the figures for Scotland and Ireland from my right hon. Friends the Secretary for Scotland and the Chief Secretary.
§ 46. Colonel Sir C. SEELY
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the position disclosed in the reply given by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on the 31st January in which it was stated that an old person over the age of seventy-two could receive an old age pension while in receipt of earnings up to £2 a week while an old person between the ages of seventy and seventy-two could obtain no old age pension if his or her earnings were over 8s. a week; and if he will bring in a short Act to remedy this?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The hon. and gallant Member refers, I presume, to the reply given by me on the 31st January last to the hon. and gallant Member for Stirlingshire. If this be so, he has not represented correctly the position as disclosed in that reply, and I must refer him to the statement actually made by me, to which I have nothing to add.