HC Deb 03 April 1919 vol 114 cc1394-5
Sir DONALD MACLEAN (by Private Notice)

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now in a position to announce the constitution of the Committee which is to inquire into the old age pensions?


A Committee has now been appointed, consisting of the following:

  • Sir W. Ryland Adkins, M.P. (Chairman).
  • The Right Hon. Sir Henry A. Robinson, K.C.B.
  • Sir Arthur Pedder.
  • Sir Alfred W. Watson.
  • Sir Theodore Chambers, K.B.E.
  • Ewan F. Macpherson, Esq., C.B.
  • Lieut.-Colonel Nathan Raw, C.M.G., M.P.
  • W. A. Appleton, Esq.
  • H. J. Comyns, Esq.
  • Joseph Devlin, Esq., M.P.
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  • J. H. Dunford, Esq.
  • Major J. G. Jameson, M.P.
  • Miss M. Cecile Matheson.
  • Arnold Rowntree, Esq.
  • G. R. Thorne, Esq., M.P.
  • Stephen Walsh, Esq., M.P.
The terms of reference, as already stated, are:

"To consider and report what alterations, if any, as regards rates of pension or qualification should be made in the existing statutory scheme of old age pensions."


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he will suggest to the Committee the desirability of getting speedily to work and making an early Report?


I have no doubt the Chairman of the/ Committee will take note of my right hon. Friend's desire for a speedy Report.