§ 44. Mr. STANTON
asked the Prime Minister if he will consider the desirability of granting an extra bonus to all old age pensioners this Christmas, having regard to the smallness of their pensions, the high cost of living, and to celebrate the winning of the War; whether he is aware that they cannot afford to buy coal, and therefore must have better and more food; and if he will test the feeling of the House of Commons upon this matter before the Dissolution?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I am unable to accept this suggestion. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer to my reply of the 29th ultimo to the hon. Member for the Dublin Harbour Division.